Chick-A-Dee to reopen as reception hall

Published 8:57 am Wednesday, June 25, 2008

By By Adam Prestridge
After two failed attempts to obtain a business license for the Chick-A-Dee nightclub located on Carver Avenue, Bobby Frye agreed to give his son, John, the opportunity to lease the building to pursue another avenue.
During Monday afternoon’s Atmore city council meeting, John Frye addressed the council requesting a six-month business license for the Assembly Place, a new business he plans to run out of the former Chick-A-Dee lounge. Frye’s father’s request to reopen the club had been denied on two previous occasions after local and county law enforcement agencies displayed their opposition citing numerous problems they had encountered while the club was open ranging from robbery, burglary, attempted murder and murder.
Frye asked the council to approve a business license for him to operate a reception hall at 52 Carver Avenue to be used for receptions, banquets, family reunions, class reunions, birthday occasions and wedding receptions. He also stated that his parents would not be involved in operation of the business.
Atmore public safety director Glenn Carlee again voiced his opposition, but agreed with Shell’s counter offer.
Also, Shell stated that the business would not be allowed to obtain a license to sell or serve beer or alcohol and if it is discovered that the business is violating those terms, the business license will also be revoked.
In other business, the council:

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