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Club 152 might re-open Friday afternoon

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Ty Agee, president of the Beale Street Merchant's Association, said he expects Club 152 to be back open by noon Friday, May 24.

Club 152's hearing inside Shelby County Environmental Court was reset for Friday morning at 10:30 a.m.

The popular Beale Street location Club 152 was shut down May 15 by the Western Tennessee Drug Task Force and the Shelby County District Attorney's Office after an investigation found rampid drugs and violence.

Though the club has been closed for a week, some Beale Street business owners say the club's closure hasn't hurt business. But that could be due to the major tourist season. Others say people who would typically visit 152 now hang out on Beale and the surrounding streets.

That loitering deterred people from their businesses last weekend. However, some owners say they benefited from the spillover since many needed a place to party.

Agee said it's never a good thing when a business shuts down along Beale Street or anyplace in Memphis.

"You hate it, you hate it," he said. "If it happens to somebody out east, you hate it. If it happens to somebody out here, it's somebody's livelihood, especially since everybody down here is such a tight-knit group. They'll be open (Friday) by the way I'm understanding it. They'll get back doing it. Actually, more Memphians come into 152, than probably any other place down here."

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