Frayser Night Club Shut Down, Declared ‘Nuisance’

(Memphis) On Facebook, the club describes itself as a place to hear R&B, old school and the blues but the district attorney says “Club On Time” is more about drug dealing and gang activity. A judge shut down the Frayser night club this weekend calling it a “public nuisance”.

The signs on the club clearly post that it’s been closed down.

“It does look like a hole in the wall and there is a hole in the wall,” said Derick Johnson.

Despite what the place looks like, as a Cowboys fan, Derick Johnson says he likes to hang out there, “Yeah a lot of fans come here. We have fun in there. Drink beer.”

No drinking is going on there now. The organized crime unit for the Memphis Police Department says it did an undercover investigation there for two years and witnessed all kinds of things. They say they saw gambling, drug dealing, fighting, and illegal sales of alcohol. Not only that, they say they witnessed gun violence and a bartender dancing topless for tips.

“To be honest with you, when I come here, I don’t see none of that,” said Johnson.

“I know its crowded on Friday night,” said Deborah Goudy on Overton Crossing.

Those who work and live nearby say they haven’t seen anything out-of-the-ordinary.

WREG went by the club owner’s apartment down the street to see what he had to say.

“We are doing a story about the nightclub being shut down,” said Reporter Sabrina Hall.

Shasta Taylor shut the door.

The district attorney says deputies served Taylor Saturday the court order shutting the club down.

“He’s a pretty decent guy. He’s a cowboy fan so what can I say?” asked Johnson. “I can’t say nothing!”

For now, football season is over and Club On Time is closed.

The place is going to remain closed until Wednesday when Mr. Taylor is expected to appear in environmental court.

Under Tennessee law, the DA has the authority to bring civil action against any business deemed a public nuisance.

12 comments

  • Chris Williams

    Typical racist comments. More proof that white people in Memphis are the most racist people in the nation….

    • midtown mike

      Wouldn’t it be great to have an establishment like this across the street from your residence? Better yet, wouldn’t it be great to have Johnson as a next door neighbor?

  • Thomas H. Evans

    Another example of “Window Dressing” by our DA and Police Department during an election year. I mean look at this place, how did it get a license to open it’s doors as anything. Who has to lock their business with a “Lock and Chain” through a cut out hole? This is a dive at best. Mr. Johnson is a perfect example of the clientele that “hangs out” in a place like this. They will be open by Wednesday.

  • Henry

    A thug club in a thug neighborhood gets shut down. Shasta the girl, not Shasta the soft drink, shuts the door.

    • bret mowat

      Henry I dont know if my commentswere posted but Frayser never was a thug community it was a great place to live and was also safe now if you want me to tell you the truth who’s to blame for Fraysers downfall I will let you know

  • LUCIOUS

    I UNDERSTAND EVERYONE’S CONCERNS, BUT EVERYONE HAS A PLACE THAT IS NOT UP TO OTHERS STANDARDS. THIS PLACE HAS CUSTOMERS . THE CUSTOMERS MIGHT NOT BE WELCOME AT YOUR EASTABLISHMENT. BUT THEY HAVE SOMEWERE TO GO IN CLUB ON TIME.

    • bret mowat

      Amy you tell me that you like that your community labeled as a thug place and to stay out of your business tell me you either like being called a thug neighborhood or your one of the thugs its something i’d be ashamed of and for you to say that says to me that your not to bright your butt stupid and your part of the problem in Frayser

  • bret mowat

    chris williams i dont no if my comments were posted so i’m going to make the comments again but in memphis the black people are just as racist as the white people

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