The City of Rockford Legal Department announced today that they have settled the matter of City of Rockford vs. San Jose Cultural Center located at 3780 East State Street.
The complaint addressed a November 4, 2012 incident which began as a confrontation inside of San Jose Cultural Center and spilled out of the business. Subsequently multiple gun shots were fired in the parking lot of the business as well as other locations as vehicles fled the scene. At least two businesses and one residence were struck by bullets.
As a result of the November 4th events, the City immediately suspended the Cultural Center’s liquor license for seven (7) days. In the course of the investigation by the Liquor Commission it was determined that the terms and conditions of approval of the liquor license issued to San Jose were violated, and the significant level of violence which subsequently erupted on and about the licensed premises was a direct result of the violation.
In addition to the immediate relinquishment of the liquor license issued to San Jose Cultural Center, the parties also agreed to the following terms:
The owners of the San Jose Cultural Club have worked cooperatively with the City of Rockford to settle this matter. The Liquor Commission hearing scheduled for November 21, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. has been cancelled.
ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- San Jose nightclub has officially given up its liquor license and the city of Rockford has agreed not to sue the owners for the deadly violence that broke out at the club earlier this month.
The city of Rockford just released a statement saying San Jose will have to pay a fine of about $630 and the city won't take further action against San Jose for what happened at the club. You may remember gunfire broke out in the parking lot and two men died in the aftermath. No alcohol can be sold on the property until a new liquor license is issued to a new owner.