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City denies renewal of Skybox's liquor license

After reviewing all available information, the City of Kansas City, Mo., Regulated Industries Division on Jan. 3 made the decision to deny the liquor license renewal application submitted for Skybox, located at 105 E. 5th St. The management/ownership of Skybox has 10 days to announce their intent to appeal this decision to the Liquor Control Board.

Gary Majors, the manager of the Regulated Industries Division of the Neighborhood and Community Services Department, met with the owners of Skybox on Jan. 3 to discuss the recent homicide that occurred outside of their place of business, other violations that have occurred during the prior licensing and the status of the Skybox's liquor permit renewal request.

In October, Skybox management agreed to a voluntary, 21-day suspension of the establishment's liquor license due to violations of City ordinances. The suspension was served from Oct. 26 through Nov. 16.

As a result of those violations, Skybox was no longer able to have live music and stage shows as forms of entertainment; the City revoked Skybox's license for these forms of entertainment. At that time, management was informed that any further violation of the ordinance could result in the revocation of the establishment's liquor license.

Media inquiries about this issue should be directed to Teresa L. Clark, public information officer for the Neighborhood and Community Services Department, (816) 513-3247.

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