‘The Alamo’ bar shuttered

By Josh Ellerbrock - jellerbrock@limanews.com

LIMA — Due to an official court order, The Alamo is no more.

A permanent injunction granted by Judge Terri Kohlrieser this past Tuesday has prohibited any future assemblage at the property of 904 S. Main St. — the location of two shootings in 2018.

The City of Lima had earlier requested a temporary restraining order on the building in early January after the shooting death of Anthony Bankston. In a court order handed down this Tuesday, property owners Victor Quintero and Gilbert Salaz agreed they will no longer use the premises as an “after-hours” bar, nor allow any future assemblage.

The order also requires the premises be inspected within the next 45 days by City of Lima inspectors to in order to obtain a certificate of occupancy.

Residential tenants located in the upstairs apartments of the building are not to be affected.

Court documents reveal the bar, known colloquially as The Alamo, had been used “in a manner involving the illegal consumption, possession, distribution and/or sale of alcohol; the illegal possession and use of drugs; resulting in criminal and quasi criminal activity detrimental to the quiet peace and good order of the surrounding area.”

Lima Law Director Tony Geiger said after speaking with the property owners, a civil case was pursued to ensure the shuttering was of a permanent nature. If owners were to violate the court order, criminal charges could be filed.


By Josh Ellerbrock


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