Fight over nightclub
settled by consent
The partnership operating Club 51
will dissolve by June 28, but the nightclub itself is
expected to remain open.
Tasha Roberson, 420 Fairbanks,
intends to become the club's sole proprietor.
Roberson sued her partners, Ebonie
Strayhorn, 2125 Joshua Loop, and Brenda Jackson of
Peachtree Apartments, for extortion, failure to pay
their share of the rent and turning off the utilities.
Roberson claimed that her partners threatened to pull
the club's beer permit and city business license and to
turn the utilities off a second time if she didn't pay
them $20,000 by March 15. Roberson filed the lawsuit
The chancery court lawsuit was
settled Monday, April 28, with a consent order.
The order requires Strayhorn and
Jackson to leave the beer permit and business license in
place until the end of June. That will give Roberson
time to obtain a permit and a license in her name.
As soon as Roberson obtains the
documents, the partnership will be dissolved and all of
the partnership's property will belong to her. Roberson
will pay $1,527 in sales tax, an outstanding $1,764 gas
bill, a $1,060 phone bill and a $65 security alarm
service bill within 60 days.