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Tania Dall / Eyewitness News
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NEWORLEANS-- A bar in the Lower Garden District that's been connected to shooting investigations and police raids has lost its liquor license.

The building, located at 1755 Tchoupitoulas, is home to The Show. The Lower Garden District nightclub is owned by Eldon Anderson.

'It has been the scene of trouble for the city,' said Dan McNamara, city attorney.

Under several different owners, the property has been on local and state law enforcement agency radars.

NOPD has investigated at least two shootings connected to this facility. State and police raids have also lead to marijuana and narcotics charges.

The club's latest violation, according to the city of New Orleans, was holding a private event over the weekend when all operations were supposed to be suspended until Tuesday's hearing.

'I spoke to my client,' said attorney Shannon Bourgeois. 'Apparently they had a baby shower on Sunday. He wasn't aware that any citations were issued. There wasn't any alcohol at the location. Nothing was being sold. It was a private event.'

Private or not, the city's alcohol beverage control board decided to move forward with the case, even after Anderson's attorney tried to have it postponed again for a seventh time.

'The city does object to the continuance this matter has been reset a number of times,' McNamara said.

After a nearly six-month battle, the bar owner voluntarily agreed to give up his alcohol beverage permit a revocation that will likely be felt by one New Orleans business owner for quite some time.

'That property cannot have an ABO on it for a period of one year, nor may Mr. Anderson get a new alcoholic beverage permit for a period of one year,' McNamara said.

This story was developed with our partners at the Uptown Messenger.

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