Wednesday, December 26, 2012
After several disturbances and a public nuisance declaration, MYXX was ordered to close in October
MYXX, the former nightclub and bar in the Cedar-Fairmount business district, closed this fall following a slew of reported disturbances and a nuisance declaration by city council. Read the No. 5 most-read story of 2012: County Court Orders MYXX To Shut Down By Oct. 1 Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Daniel Gaul made the decision in September as a result of a complaint seeking a restraining order and injunction filed by Cleveland Heights Law Director John Gibbon. According to council documents, the city manager and police chief have “reported that numerous criminal activities, including aggravated riot, assault, assault of a police officer, fights, underage consumption of alcohol, public intoxication, open containers of alcohol, …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
JDI Realty senior vice president says the company may split up the more than 9,000-square foot space into separate storefronts.
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 …
Sunday, September 23, 2012
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Thursday, September 20, 2012
The Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas ordered MYXX to shut down by Oct. 1 at a hearing Sept. 12. What would you like to see in the Cedar Fairmount space?
A Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court judge has issued an order for MYXX 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. Read about past events leading up to the court's decision: 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 June 22: Fight Erupts At MYXX, Officer Struck By Car According to council documents, the business was recently sold by order of federal …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Cleveland Heights City Council declared the business a nuisance at its August meeting, and took the Cedar Fairmount establishment to court.
A Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court judge has issued an order for MYXX to shut down on or by Oct. 1, 2012, according to a press release from the City of Cleveland Heights. In addition, the restaurant/lounge, located at 12459 Cedar Road, has to follow new hours and rules. MYXX must close by 1:30 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays, midnight on Sundays and 1 a.m. on Thursdays. No more than 400 people will be allowed in the 9,600-square-foot space one time. "The city is grateful for the order issued by Judge Daniel Gaul with this difficult situation," Mayor Ed Kelley said in a press release. "I am counting the days until Oct. 1." City Council declared the Cedar Fairmount business a nuisance at its regular meeting Aug. 6 and authorized the law …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Cleveland Heights Police called for mutual aid from Shaker Heights and arrested four people.
More than a dozen police officers were called to MYXX at 2:27 a.m. Sept. 3 to calm a disturbance outside of the Cedar Fairmount business. Cleveland Heights Police called for mutual aid from Shaker Heights, and 15 to 17 officers were on the scene. According to police, there was a large crowd outside of the bar and lounge screaming, and some patrons attempted to engage in a fight. Police arrested four men involved in a brawl. Leon Dye-Booker, 22, of Cleveland Heights, Garrison Davis, 20, of Euclid and Davon Gravely, 21, of Cleveland were charged with disorderly conduct, and Sonny Ali, 33, of Cleveland, was charged with obstructing official business, police reported. Police Chief Jeffrey Robertson said in an interview in June that he’s had …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
"If they can’t operate a normal business that adds to the health and vitality of that neighborhood, they’re not going to be in business," Mayor Ed Kelley said of the Cedar Fairmount establishment.
A year ago, Cleveland Heights Mayor Ed Kelley cut the ribbon during the grand opening celebration of MYXX. Now he says “enough is enough.” City Council declared the Cedar Fairmount business a nuisance at its regular meeting Monday night and authorized abatement of the nuisance. According to council documents, the city manager and police chief have “reported that numerous criminal activities, including aggravated riot, assault, assault of a police officer, fights, underage consumption of alcohol, public intoxication, open containers of alcohol, excessively loud music, disorderly conduct and public urination have occurred and are habitually occurring at and around the business.” “It’s just not acceptable,” Kelley said. “…Cedar Fairmount is…
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Police Chief Jeffrey Robertson said the police department closed the establishment Sunday night because MYXX didn’t have a proper permit for an event.
Four police cars with lights flashing were parked outside of MYXX Sunday night. Officers were there to disperse and monitor the crowd after the police department shut down the establishment for the evening. Police Chief Jeffrey Robertson said MYXX didn’t have a rental hall permit for a party they scheduled there June 24, so they closed the business for the night. MYXX owner Kim Lisboa said the business is primarily a restaurant, bar and lounge, so she doesn’t need that type of permit. “I had a birthday party there. There was no fee or charge, nothing. Anybody could have come in. We’re a restaurant and we serve food and drinks and have dancing. They said I was a party hall and had no permit, but that is not the case,” Lisboa said. “It was …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Police say 300 people leaving the bar spilled out into the Cedar and Fairmount intersection last weekend.
A car struck a police officer and someone knocked out a man during a disturbance outside of MYXX after 2 a.m. June 17 that police called a melee. A lieutenant patrolling the area called in a fight outside of the business, and residents reported they heard gun shots, although police did not find any evidence to support that. About 300 people exited the bar and dispersed in all directions, blocking the entire intersection of Cedar and Fairmount, police said A police officer trying to clear the area was hit by a car after she had asked the driver to stop. She was taken to the hospital for bruises but suffered no serious injuries, police said. One man was punched in the head in the middle of Cedar Road and knocked out. He also was taken to …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
FutureHeights is hosting the event as part of its speaker series.
Cleveland Heights Police Chief Jeffrey Robertson and University Heights Police Chief Steven Hammett will meet with residents at MYXX at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 20 as part of the FutureHeights Speaker Series. The chiefs will discuss new initiatives, how they work with other departments in the area and how citizens can help improve safety in their communities. The event is free, but FutureHeights asks that attendees RSVP here. Robertson took over for longtime Chief Martin G. Lentz in December 2010 and has been with the Cleveland Heights force for more than 30 years. Since taking over, he has started a bicycle police officer unit, launched the weekly Meet Your Police program where residents can informally discuss concerns with members of …