Since August 21, 2021, the police have been called over three dozen times to Jack’s Corner Pub at 2480 Summit St. for repeated reports of shots fired, brawls erupting both inside and outside the bar, overdoses, vehicle thefts, and even homicides. In March of 2022, a gunfight occurred, killing a victim, and in July of 2023, 23 year-old Nasir Reid was murdered there, too.
Multiple public petitions were filed to force Jack’s closure, including two on Change.org.
It wasn’t just the Columbus public that advocated for this notorious bar’s closure, either. On September 11th, City Attorney Zachary Klein declared Jack’s Corner Pub “a nuisance,” and Jack’s agreed to work with the local government, closing their doors temporarily until a solution was found.
But now, The City of Columbus and Jack’s Corner Pub have come to an agreement, closing the establishment indefinitely. The current owners will have to maintain the property until it’s sold to new owners, but once someone else buys the building, the City gets to decide whether or not they will transfer a liquor permit to the space (if the new owners want to open an establishment that serves alcohol).
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“Today’s order officially ends the safety threat Jack’s posed to the neighborhood and allows the City to have a hand in what comes next for this property. We want to see a business come in and be safe and successful. It’s what the neighborhood deserves,” said Attorney Zach Klein.
Assistant City Attorney Christopher Clark added, “With this order, the bar is shut down for good, future use of the liquor permit is under the City’s watch, and families no longer have to worry about the violence that unfortunately became the norm at Jack’s.”
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