Denver officials shut down Beta nightclub permanently due to unsafe conditions: report – EDM.com
It’s a new year, and the same old story for the Denver Beta Nightclub. Once again, the future of the beloved place is at stake.
Although the club has historically been instrumental in advancing Denver’s electronic music community, the downtown establishment has undergone a long series of closures, reopens and even a re-brand of Beta 2.0 at the end. of 2019. Despite their various woes, the club persisted, although a new Denver City directive once again forced operations to a halt, perhaps permanently.
According to reports from the Denver Post, Beta Nightclub has started to come under scrutiny following law enforcement investigation into the growing reports of violence occurring in the region.
Police testimony from DPD officer Glasby revealed that in Beta “nights without fights were the exception”. Officials reportedly believed Beta had failed to do due diligence to mitigate the risk of violence, pointing out that patrons wearing gang badges were routinely allowed into the club and the fact that an undercover officer was allowed to enter while carrying a gun.
Club owner Valentes Corleons has reportedly sought to bribe and intimidate law enforcement in hopes of avoiding a crackdown. The revocation comes just four days after another of Corleons’ other establishments, Cabin Tap House, closed following a deadly shootout on New Years Day.
“The disruptive and illegal activities associated with the licensed establishment have created a dangerous and unsafe situation and the continued operation of the establishment in this manner would constitute a danger to the public health, well-being and safety of the community,” wrote Assistant Molly Duplechian. director of the licensing service, in the decree revoking the bar license.
A Facebook post posted on the official Beta Event Center page says Corleons is not guilty of any wrongdoing and suggests that they intend to appeal the ruling to the courts.