Though the MYXX sign has been removed, patrons still mingled in the Cedar Fairmount business Saturday, Sept. 29, one of its final nights in business.
A Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court judge has issued an order for it to shut down on or by Oct. 1, 2012.
Cleveland Heights Police, city officials and nearby businesses have reported problems there since at least June 17 when a fight broke out, a car struck an officer and 300 people spilled out into the Cedar Fairmount intersection after the establishment closed.
Mark Nasca, senior vice president of JDI Realty, which now owns the building, said there are no specific plans yet for the MYXX space.
"But we don't think we're going to find a 10,000-square-foot tenant," said Nasca, who said that JDI purchased the building in July through a receivership.
He said the lease for MYXX was up Sept. 30, and former owner Kim Lisboa "never made any indication that she was not going to move out."
JDI may split the space into separate storefronts, but Nasca did not divulge what type of merchant JDI is looking for.
"Signs will go up for lease on the first of October, and we'll start our process there," Nasca said. "The theory is to let the market decide what’s best suited."
Read about past events leading up to MYXX's closing:
Sept. 14: County Court Orders MYXX to Shut Down by Oct. 1
Sept. 7: More Than a Dozen Officers Called To Calm Disturbance At MYXX
Aug. 7: Cleveland Heights City Council Declares MYXX a Nuisance
June 28: Police Shut Down MYXX For One Evening