Nightclubs lose liquor licences

PUBLISHED : Friday, 24 February, 1995, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 24 February, 1995, 12:00am

TWO nightclubs with a history of criminal activity and civil disturbances had their applications for liquor licence renewal rejected by the Urban Council yesterday.

The Liquor Licensing Board turned down applications from the Copenhagen Hotel, Mongkok, and the Mermaid Club, Yau Ma Tei.

The board said police records over two years showed crime committed at the Copenhagen Hotel in Portland Street included theft, criminal damage, burglary, forced imprisonment, blackmail, robbery and rape.

The Mermaid Club in Nathan Road had its application rejected due to objections by building residents.

A survey carried out by the district board showed 53 per cent of the 73 households in the building were against licence renewal for the club as their only access was shared with the bar.


Send to a friend

To forward this article using your default email client (e.g. Outlook), click here.

Nightclubs lose liquor licences

Enter multiple addresses separated by commas(,)

For unlimited access to: SCMP Tablet Edition SCMP Mobile Edition 10-year news archive