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New Haven Nightclub Reopens 3 Months After Murder



    New Haven Nightclub Reopens 3 Months After Murder

     Three months after a woman was murdered inside a New Haven club, it's reopened under a new name and with resistance from the mayor and the victim's family.

    At a Monday press conference Mayor Toni Harp said she was outraged that the State Department of Consumer Protection failed to revoke or suspend the Primo Gentleman's Club liquor license.

    Primo Gentleman's Club was renamed from Key Club Cabaret, though the owners are the same.

    She called the club an establishment that causes trouble in the community.

    In the early morning hours of October 26th, New Haven police say 28-year-old Adrian Bennett entered the club and shot six people, killing 26-year-old Erica Robinson.

    The mayor says New Haven police have responded 17 times over the past quarter to the cabaret club for liquor violations and other violations and worries that nothing at the club has changed.

    "The plan that is in place, that does not give me hope that there might not be violence in the future," said Harp.

    The mayor also called on the state legislature to look at procedures and protocols in place that allow a club facing certain issues to reopen.