Not Another NightClub I

Not Another NightClub I

Posted in the Doraville Forum

Ken

Lithonia, GA

#1 Aug 26, 2012
From Doravilleonlinenews.com

The thumping Bass, bright purple and blue lights, girls with their party dresses on and the din of the dance floor caught my senses as I stopped for gas at the New Quick Trip on Buford highway. The side door of the large metal building that houses the La Casona Columbian restaurant, on the hill behind the station, was open for business. Curious person that I am, this needed closer inspection. All the illegal nightclubs that have popped up with since Donna Pittman took over the Mayor’s office required a closer inspection.
Turning left out of the Quicktrip onto Steward Avenue I was greeted by a hillside of parked cars and trucks. Parked all over the publicly maintained grassy right of way that separates Steward ave from Motors industrial.( Note: Why aren’t the cops giving them tickets- we will see why as the story progresses). Travelling up Steward toward the La Casona restaurant, the street and all the parking lots of all the businesses are full. Many sticking out in the road.( Note: where are the cops, last I recall Doraviile has a few cops – we shall see why they are not on the streets).
Things were so interesting, I went back to my scooter and got my camera and recorder.
I rode my bike in from Steward Road, through the full parking lot to find not one but two shiny new Doraville Police vehicles were backed into spaces next to the front entrance of the La Casona rest. Both vehicles were running, one with its lights on. I parked near the front door. The establishment had one or two men, not policemen checking IDs and frisking the people entering the “restaurant.( I am asking myself at this point, when is the last time I got frisked and carded at the front door of baldinos or Ihop or Montereys for that matter)
The front of the restaurant, that was in clear view from the window, had the usual table and chairs, etc. What was not usual, no one was sitting in them. Strange, a line of people were being frisked, carded, parking all over the landscape and disappearing through a back door in the restaurant. Ah, the banging night club you could see from the hill behind Quick Trip. The large metal warehouse that makes up the vast majority of the La Casona building. Sort of like a speak easy.
So what is with the two shiny Doraville Police cars sitting next to the front door? Are they there to issue a bundle of tickets, check out the license to operate a night club, tell the owners that they need to move all the cars out of the city right of way and off the grass?? NO, No sports fans. They are working for La Casona ‘restaurant.
I walked up to the closed window on the shiny Dodge Charger- car # 1079. The sport utility was car # 1134. The officer opened the window and I inquired if they were on the job or just hanging out. The policeman made a smart reply. I asked if this was a nightclub and why were there cars parked all over the city maintained right of way. His answer, with the same smart ass attitude.” So what” I told him I was calling the chief to get to the bottom of what these two were up to. This policeman and his partner sat there while people exited with, looked like mixed drinks & drink glasses and walked up and down Steward Avenue consuming.
I made a phone call to Major Atkinson, the acting chief of police. No answer, left a message. I have a few questions for the chief, the city council, and the Mayor:
1. How does La cosona get a liquor license next to a church. Same question of the Quick Trip and others around the church property.
2.Who issued the liquor license, who issued what amounts to another illegal night club? a night club license.
3. Who at city hall decided that parking on the city maintained grass entrance to the city center was ok?
4. Why are not one but two new shiny police vehicles running on city gas sitting in the parking lot while all of this is going on?
Donald

United States

#2 Aug 29, 2012
Ken you are a sad sad man. You know i guess thats how you get your self off by bothering police officers and stating and i quote " im calling the chief to get to the bottom of what these two (officers) were up to. 1st question, from the minute you pulled up on your prettly little scooter at the quick trip how did and i quote " la casonas thumping bass, bright purple and blue lights, or even the girls in there party dreeses affect you or cause any harm to you"? Exactly it didnt so listen do us citizens and the police dept a favor im sure they would appreciate it and shut the hell up! You sound so pathetic and if this is your only complaint then it looks like the city is doing well. 2nd question how hard did the police dept laugh at you when you called asking questions haha! So do us all another favor get on your pretty little scooter, go back home and dont leave any more comments on here because trust me none of us give a fuck about you or your pathetic ways. I also must add my brother is a cop and im a former do you really think when you say im calling the chief or when people say im calling my attorney we give a fuck no we dont! Have a pleaseant day!
Fed up with BS

Lawrenceville, GA

#3 Aug 29, 2012
Hold on there "Donald", we have these things called ZONING LAWS. If a "club" is operating at that location then they are violating the law. So how do the purple party dresses cause harm to someone on a scooter? They probably don't. But if it is a club, then laws are being broken. I thought the police were supposed to uphold the law, not blow someone off because they don't like them, and I've never seen anything that would justify an officer of the law looking the other way instead of upholding the law. So go fuck yourself "Donald", and do us ALL a favor by shutting the hell up. You are the pathetic one, and you sound like you were a pretty shitty cop too.
Donald

United States

#4 Aug 30, 2012
Hey everyone look another ignorant dumb ass that is defending Tom Hart lol yall are to funny yes "ken" we know that your tom stop trying to hide it any way back to you "fed up with bs" your obiously very ignorant because you need to know facts before commenting about an apparent issue. It is not a night club smartone. So take your Zoning Laws that you know nothing about and shove them up your fucking ass!
Fed up with BS

Decatur, GA

#6 Aug 30, 2012
Boo hoo, my feelings are sooo hurt! He called me ignorant. Oh wait, I'm "obiously" ignorant. And it's "too" funny, not "to" funny. It's know that "you're" Tom, not "your" Tom. I know PLENTY about zoning laws, apparently city hall and the planning department along with the PD don't know jack though, which is part of our problem. And poor, pathetic "Donald", if you're an example of what our DPD is made up of, we're in worse trouble than I suspected.
Hasty

Norcross, GA

#7 Aug 30, 2012
Charges/ethics complaints should be filed against these officers due to the apparent city laws being broken at the minimum:

Open container violations;
Parking on grass/public right-of-way

These may illuminate the problem is farther up the chain of command and the officers may be cleared if they were following a direct order which I'm sure they likely were.

Who approved this supplemental work? All additional outside work must be cleared by their immediate supervisor. Getting to the heart of the problem will require truthfulness and cooperation from these officers. That is a reasonable demand that will also act to clear them if need be.
Donald

United States

#8 Aug 30, 2012
Maybe you need to reread what i wrote because i never said i was an example of what dpd is made up of. My brother is a cop in cobb county im very familar of the doraville area and familar with people in doraville. Once again you and tom have no clue whats going on with the pd and you will never know! Its just funny how you tom and everyone else get on here trying to get something on the police but i bet when your in an emergency your the first to call 911 screaming for help.
Fed up with BS

Dacula, GA

#9 Aug 30, 2012
Donald wrote:
Maybe you need to reread what i wrote because i never said i was an example of what dpd is made up of. My brother is a cop in cobb county im very familar of the doraville area and familar with people in doraville. Once again you and tom have no clue whats going on with the pd and you will never know! Its just funny how you tom and everyone else get on here trying to get something on the police but i bet when your in an emergency your the first to call 911 screaming for help.
You're pretty stupid Donald, we're not after the police, we're after the city allowing uses in violation of zoning. That's not the fault of the PD but the fact that they were working there and using city vehicles to do it is a good place to start to PROVE that the city is in violation of their laws. The police probably don't know what the zoning is for any given parcel, but you can bet city hall does.
Change

Atlanta, GA

#10 Aug 30, 2012
Many thanks to that new nightclub and restaurant definition for the reconstituted GA Palace to open soon as well as a new nightclub on Shallowford RD in the HipSing Plaza. Ain't that gonna be grand!

Do you really think that dancing (mixed with booze) will be anything but a free for all including hookers, sex, drugs, and human trafficking???? Have you been to the FarWest?
Ben 1

Atlanta, GA

#11 Sep 7, 2012
Ken (aka Mr. Hart), you are a sad person with very limited social skills and way too much time on your hands. My take on all of your bitches and complaints, move out of Doraville if you can't deal with all of the issues that pain you day after day. And for God sakes, stop hiding behind phony names. Ken, from Lithonia.
Okey Dokey

Atlanta, GA

#12 Sep 7, 2012
Ben 1, you need to expend more time paying attention to the points being made here instead of "killing the messenger."

Tom, believe it or not, has had some lucid moments lately and made some good points. Combined with the other responsible and concerned comments on this site, THAT should be what people are paying attention to, not particularly who said it.

There are BIG problems out there, folks, and our city leadership is throwing us under the tracks daily. Focus your attention and actions on them and their incompetence and then you can worry about who says what.
Fed up with BS

Suwanee, GA

#13 Sep 7, 2012
Shooting the messenger and labeling people as the "lunatic fringe" is the only defense some of these idiots have at this point. I'm bettig "Ben 1" is a slumlord, or a city hall employee.
Ben 1

Atlanta, GA

#14 Sep 7, 2012
Okey and Fed, I agree with the some of the semantics in his complaints. As you can read, I didn't attempt to try and debate with Ken on his issues with the police dept and or his never ending bitching about Doraville's mayor. This is more of a personal outlook on this individual. And I am entitled to my opinion on Ken. Once again, there are more locations in this state where one can go if your not happy with where you currently reside.
Fed up with BS

Suwanee, GA

#15 Sep 7, 2012
Yes, and we can also go to the polls and hope even the stupid have finally seen the light about the current mayor. Sounds like you haven't seen that light yet.
Palmer

Atlanta, GA

#16 Sep 7, 2012
Fed up with BS wrote:
Yes, and we can also go to the polls and hope even the stupid have finally seen the light about the current mayor. Sounds like you haven't seen that light yet.
I have. My wife has. We both vote. My next door neighbor has. He votes, too. That's three. How many do we need?
Fed up with BS

Suwanee, GA

#17 Sep 7, 2012
Palmer wrote:
<quoted text>
I have. My wife has. We both vote. My next door neighbor has. He votes, too. That's three. How many do we need?
She only won that first election by 33, can you dig up 30 more people?

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