published Monday, December 5th, 2011

Multiple fights at 807 Fire and Ice club in Chattanooga prompt city investigation

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    The 807 Fire and Ice club is located on Market Street.
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Does the 807 Fire and Ice Club on Market Street pose a public safety hazard?

A Chattanooga regulatory board is investigating whether 807 Fire and Ice Club on Market Street poses a public safety hazard after shots were fired during a series of violent brawls there early Sunday morning.

The city Beer and Wrecker Board is currently working with officials, including the city attorney, to address safety issues associated with the club, which has already had its beer license revoked because of fights at and related to the club.

An officer working a call near the club around 1:30 a.m. Sunday observed a fight outside of Fire and Ice, according to Chattanooga Police spokeswoman Sgt. Jerri Weary. While he and other others attempted to break up the fight, it moved down the street to the intersection of Eighth and Market Streets, she said.

Meanwhile, another fracas broke out at the front door of Fire and Ice, along with an even larger fight inside, Weary said. As officers scrambled to get to both incidents, shots were fired inside the club, she said

Officers reported that tables, chairs, bottles and glass were being thrown inside the club and that fights had broken out all over the establishment, said Weary. Additional officers were called in from other areas of town to help restore order.

An employee of the bar, Adam Alejandro, was injured when he was struck in the head with a bar stool as a security guard and a patron fought, Weary said. Alejandro had to received stitches for a laceration to the head, she said.

In the end, Marcus L. Jones, 25, Aaron Mitchell, 19 and Christopher Penn, 20, were arrested for public intoxication and disorderly conduct. Jones also was charged with resisting arrest and Penn was charged with two counts of domestic assault. More charges are pending against others.

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hcirehttae said...

What's the big attraction of a place like this? Nasty people who are out-of-control drunk and ready to kill each other? Wow, let's go! (sarcasm)

December 5, 2011 at 12:33 p.m.
papergirl77 said...

Well Lr103 I took the liberty of checking the young men out that were arrested over this incident and not surprising between the 3 of them they were on this very website under the right2know section for a total of 13 arrests between them. I think they probably have a pretty good reason to focus on this story also the fact that, that particular building has had countless clubs in it all with chaos ensuing inside. Personally I think this building should not be a club it is causing the stand up businesses around it undue bad publicity and it appears lives. If I recall correctly the last big story about this place was about someone getting in a fight at the club then being followed home and murdered.

December 5, 2011 at 3:24 p.m.
JJohn said...

Lr103, surely you are not talking about the warehouse but I assume you are. I've been to plenty of concerts there and can assure you that nothing illicit or illegal happens there. C'mon this is how rumors get started and perfectly decent venues get shut down.

As for 807, I know that the owners do not want this type of attention but with the clientele that they attract, they do need extra security on the weekends and a strict no nonsense policy. I will only visit 807 before the riff-raff comes out to play, usually before 10 and generally enjoy myself too, but after that, it gets to be too much.

December 5, 2011 at 3:27 p.m.
BarManPoet said...

Place needs to go. I work right across the street and it's killing our business, and I'm afraid it may end up killing one of our patrons too.

December 5, 2011 at 3:59 p.m.
WHS1970 said...

Just move the club to Suck Creek Mtn where the old Cascade beer joint used to be.

December 5, 2011 at 5:15 p.m.
TennRaider said...

I refuse to take my wife and family downtown anymore. Stray bullets, wandering youth gangs, and total lack of security for the decent people that would love to go downtown, but dont because Chattanooga wont live up to their responsibilites. I feel the sorriest for the downtown business owners who are losing a ton of money. Anytime you go downtown Chattanooga after 9pm, you are rolling the dice on stray bullets, getting mugged, or murdered. It isnt worth it anymore.

December 5, 2011 at 5:37 p.m.
Haiku said...

None of what you say is true, TennRaider. Downtown Chattanooga nightlife is alive, well and thriving. If you don't want to come down and enjoy yourself, do everyone a favor and STAY AWAY and STOP THE LYING!

What FIRE and ICE need is to have cameras recording at all times right outside and near their venue to see what's really triggering all these fights. They may discover something.

If you want to steal someone's business in Chattanooga, or don't want the competition, all you have to do is bad mouth the business. Have your pals to go in a create a disturbance over and over, call in your police buddies to solidify and validate the situation. Case closed. Oops! Business shut down, I mean.

December 5, 2011 at 8:53 p.m.
BarManPoet said...

Haiku, you are talking about something totally different. Bad mouthing? Seriously? You need to see what's going on before you comment on it. You really have no idea.

December 6, 2011 at 6:11 a.m.
jesse said...

cascades,butterfly, the wagon wheel! when you went in the door if you didn't have a gun they give you one!!

remember hoppy,worked the bar at the cascades?

December 6, 2011 at 7:39 a.m.
wgroover said...

Shut down all the bars for a week. Dump a couple of cases of handguns- spreading them throughout the areas in question. Let the problems take care of themselves. Re-open the bars. Voila!

December 6, 2011 at 10:01 a.m.
Lr103 said...

All nightlife should end in downtown Chattanooga. There should be no bars or any night spots in close proximity to where people are living! Either shut down the nightlife or the people who moved from the 'burbs into downtown should move back if they want peace and quiet. Problem solved!

December 6, 2011 at 4:04 p.m.
BarManPoet said...

The bars are fine. You don't hear anything about CBC or Market st. Tavern do you? It's all about the clientele. It's obvious you haven't seen the problems that have been happening or you wouldn't say idiotic comments like that Lr103. People in the Loveman building lived there long before there were problems.

December 7, 2011 at 3:58 a.m.
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