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Magic City re-opens Friday

Rochester, N.Y. – An East end night club, once threatened with permanent closure by the city of Rochester, will re-open Friday.

The owner of Magic City closed voluntarily and made changes to their security, agreeing to five pages of stipulations in order to re-open at a cost of $20,000.

Inside and outside the club, new video cameras will take a photo of everyone who enters.
Scanners will record information from ID’s presented at the door and 18 security staff will be on the job at any one time.

The owner of Magic City agreed to make the changes or face permanent shutdown following a stabbing in July and a double shooting in June.

But will the city require these advanced security measures of all clubs?

“They key is public safety, so situations where we don’t have this level of incidents in terms of public safety, we wanted to allow clubs to operate the way they see fit for their particular establishment. But when we have issues when there is a question about safety for our citizens, then we may come in and take a look at their operations.” says Del Smith, the commissioner of the department of neighborhood and business development.

Magic City has been issued nuisance points for past issues. They won’t be erased by this agreement, meaning those points will count toward any future disciplinary actions if police are called again.

 
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