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Maplewood Leaders To Lay Out New “Operational Action Plan” For Myth Live; Failure to Comply Could Result in Revocation of Liquor License

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Myth Live in Maplewood, MN - Photo Courtesy of Knitting Factory Entertainment

At a city council meeting in Maplewood on Monday night, city officials expressed frustration with management and ownership of the Myth Live nightclub, ultimately setting forth a plan to reduce the amount of stress the club has put on the cities police department.

At Monday’s meeting, the council ordered Police Chief Scott Nadeau to meet with club managers and begin drafting an “operational action plan” that will lay out new rules the club must follow. Failure to follow the resulting plan could result in fines, suspensions, and ultimately the revocation of Myth Live’s liquor license.

In just the last two years, police have responded to 262 calls for service at the club, including sexual assaults, brawls, over 25 drug or alcohol overdoses, as well as a shooting which took place on March 29th. 

“We are going to require you to do better,” Mayor Marylee Abrams told representatives from the club in attendance, continuing on by saying the Maplewood Police Department “is not your private security officers.”

Andrew Bardwell, the Myth’s attorney, referred to the club as a “regional asset” and also said club owners are talking with a developer about building a hotel complex next door.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.

Written by Justin Bailey

Managing Editor & Social Media Admin for Music In Minnesota. Graduated Valedictorian of my class from IPR - College of Creative Arts with an A.A.S. in Music & Entertainment Business. ICON Award Winner. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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