Troublesome Martin's Bar to Close

Martin's Bar in Over the Rhine's Brewery District will close by August 31st. The news is good for those who live and are working to make the District a thriving part of Cincinnati’s most historic neighborhood. The bar, located at 111 E McMicken Avenue, has been the culprit of many fights, arrests, gun shots, only to name a few incidences. In a February 2008 letter to the Mayor, Council and CPD, David White President of the Pendleton Neighborhood Council stated that the establishment, "has been a nuisance to our community; numerous calls for service, drug dealing, litter and public intoxication are just a few of the problems." In April 2008, Council passed a resolution objecting the renewal of Martin's liquor license.

At a hearing today at Cincinnati City Hall more than eight Cincinnati Police Officers testified against Martin Bar's liquor license, as well as many citizens. The decision calls for the operation to end on or before August 31, 2008. The license may not be used in Over-the-Rhine or West End.