Judge rules Club 618 Live can open immediately

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- A judge has ruled Club 618 Live can open immediately -- despite the fact that the club was under suspension. This, because a judge says the city violated due process rights.

Now, the club can open and stay open, and will have a chance to be heard at the next Common Council meeting.

Earlier this week, the city’s Licensing Committee approved a request for a license renewal for Club 618 Live.

The club was waiting out a 90-day suspension given to it by the Common Council in November.

Nuisance and safety complaints from nearby businesses and residents led to the suspension.

In the renewal request, the club asked for extended hours and the ability to bring in comedy acts and a battle of the bands.

The full Common Council will now vote on the renewal request.