Prattville – According to court documents obtained by Our Prattville, a lawsuit was filed against the City of Prattville by Club BTS, LLC, on September 2, in the Circuit Court of Autauga County, seeking to reverse the decision made by the City Council to deny its retail liquor license.
In the matter of Club BTS v. the City of Prattville, the defendants listed are Mayor Jim Byard Jr. and all of the members of the Prattville City Council.
On August 29, during a regular meeting, the Prattville City Council voted 2-5 to deny Club BTS a lounge liquor license.
Hiro Koda, owner of Club BTS, wished to bring a restaurant and entertainment complex to the city to be located on Cobbs Ford Road.
Our Prattville contacted Stephen Drinkard, attorney for Club BTS, who spoke with us briefly regarding the case.
“The very basic thing about the lawsuit is that it seeks redress for arbitrary and capricious conduct that is a gross abuse of discretion of the Council,” he said. “That’s what the allegations in the complaint say.”
City of Prattville attorney David McDowell could not be reached on Thursday afternoon for comment before press deadline.
Article by Melissa Parker
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