NEWS BRIEF: Rowdy Midtown music venue denounced by neighbors

Event space or bar? Neighbors claim it a ‘nuisance’ either way

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Relapse Atlanta Lounge
Residents near a noisy club in Midtown are complaining that a technicality in the law is allowing the place to continue operating, despite their repeated objections. Relapse on 14th Street, which had reportedly lost its liquor license, is now categorized as a private party venue, and thus can still serve alcohol and host live bands that can be heard from blocks away, according to a neighbor. “The venue has changed its category — it’s now an event space, and they believe that’s given them a loophole in terms of the liquor license,” said Sene Sorrow, who added that opponents of the club will keep fighting against it. “We’re slow and steady; we don’t go away, and we’re persistent.”