Troubled Bradenton nightclub temporarily closed, neighbors say they hope it’s for good

Spot 26

BRADENTON, Fla. (WWSB) - A nightclub in Bradenton that has been a trouble spot for law enforcement for over a year is now closed.

There’s a sign on the front door of Spot 26 saying it’s closed for renovations for 2-3 weeks but neighbors say it’s actually closed due to several code enforcement violations and the business has lost its liquor license.

ABC7 checked with the state and the nightclub’s liquor license is current and active. We did not hear back from Manatee County about possible code enforcement violations.

Regardless of why the nightclub is closed, neighbors are relieved. Police have responded to dozen of calls at Spot 26 and two people were shot there in July.

“I’m getting sleep at night and it’s a lot quieter over here. I feel a lot safer because obviously the lack of shootings going on. In general I’m glad the place is closed, I hope it stays like that," says homeowner Louis Kilgore.

For some time neighbors of Spot 26 have been trying to get the place closed down. They’ve even gone as far as to creating a petition to submit to the county.

ABC7 tried reaching out to the nightclub owners but did not get an answer.

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