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City To Consider Shutting Down Mascaras Gentlemen’s Club

Mascara's Gentlemen's Club
Mascara's Gentlemen's Club

The Jacksonville City Council is expected to discuss a measure to permanently shut down Mascara’s Gentlemen’s Club on Southside Boulevard at its meeting Tuesday night. A vote could come at that time as well.

City council members Matt Carlucci and Kevin Carrico have put together legislation to declare the club a public nuisance, with Carlucci saying that the declaration would be based on criminal grounds. He says the club has a history of repeated gun violence and it’s continuing to put neighbors in danger.

“When you’ve got shooting going on, stray bullets find ways to hit little targets,” Carlucci said. “I have no patience with that.”

Most recently, three people were shot outside the club as it was emptying during the final weekend in July. One person died at the scene, and two others were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

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