Uptown bar to remain closed until case is heard

Uptown bar to remain closed until case is heard

High Court Judge, George Odunga, has declined to issue orders cancelling the revocation of Space Bar Lounge business premises, instead directing the parties to file their responses before the inter-party hearing set for November 28.

Space Lounge and Grill moved to court seeking to compel the Liquor Licensing Board and the Nairobi County Government to restore its single business permit.

The lounge argue that the revocation of the permit by Nairobi County was unfair and in bad faith.

In court documents, the bar argues that the license renewal was approved and the business permits expires in December this year.

Nairobi County Government and its Liquor Licensing Board have been named as respondents in the case.

The two bodies revoked the bar’s operating license for failing to comply with noise level directives.

The club was temporarily closed in August following a successful petition by residents who cited excessive noise pollution.

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