Birmingham nightclub ordered to close by judge

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) – A Jefferson County judge has ordered a Birmingham nightclub to close after a yearlong battle between the owners, nearby residents and city leaders.

City officials have tried to close Club Zen on Morris Avenue since it was the scene of a deadly stabbing in September 2009.   
Judge Houston Brown has now declared the club "a public nuisance."

The lawyer representing Club Zen says the owner will file an appeal.

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