Officials Aim To Close Martini Mike's For Good after Deadly Shooting
MILWAUKEE - Martini Mike's, a downtown bar, is closed following a shooting outside the nightclub, and some officials in Milwaukee want to shut it down permanently.
One man was killed and two others injured in a shooting early Saturday. According to police and a witness, it stemmed from an argument inside the club on Old World Third Street just north of Wisconsin Avenue.
Martini Mike's liquor license is up for renewal at the end of May.
Facing complaints from neighbors, aldermen opted to suspend the license at that time.
Now, Ald. Bob Bauman who represents the district may move to shut the bar down for good.
"Guns being involved obviously raises it to a different level. You can't have people leaving bars, going to their cars, arming themselves and having a shootout in the middle of a main street of the City of Milwaukee," Bauman said.
Martini Mike's owner, Mike Kozak says he has voluntarily closed in the wake of the shooting. After the suspension, he may re-open with a different concept and name.