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Walle Rocket’s Bar is back open

Updated: Jun. 8, 2021 at 7:09 PM EDT
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - A bar some call a problem spot is back open.

Walle Rockets Bar was the scene of fights, a deadly shooting, and other crimes according to police. In January of 2020 the owner told 13abc she would close the bar and not reopen it.

The NAACP wants to know what safety measures are in place to keep the same type of trouble criminal activity from happening.

“We don’t want the other stuff that comes with it. The late nights squealing out of the parking. All the other stuff that takes place when you don’t have proper security,” said NAACP First Vice President Michael Alexander.

The attorney for the bar owner issued this statement: The owner has completely changed the business model. She’s more focused on casual food and an older crowd. There’s no more disc jockey or drink specials late in the evening. Her staff is more mature and older. She’s added a food truck and she has limited hours.

He also told 13abc his client is willing to meet with other business owners and neighbors.

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