by Diane Tuazon
MIDLAND - After the recent shooting at the Pleasures Nightclub, which caused the death of one local man; a hearing at the Midland County Annex will determine the fate of the business.
Some residents hope it will bring peace in the neighborhood. "I always tell my sisters to come inside because it might be too dangerous to play outside," 8-year-old Natalie Galindo, said.
Neighbors are concerned for their own safety.
"I think it would be good for them to close it because for the neighborhood it's bad, and for the safety of our children," Rosa Marie, who lives next door, said.
On Wednesday morning, a meeting will decide whether or not Pleasures will shut down for good.
The property owner, Carol Morris, says she never even knew there was a problem. "They didn't happen to notify me, and I had to find out on my own," Morris said.
She says Mr. Thomas, the man leasing the property from her is paying the price. "Since I already served Mr. Thomas with eviction. I shouldn't have any more problems because he's been properly served."
However, for the Granados family, safety still remains their concern.
"They should think about the safety of the families. What about if they were living in this neighborhood, they wouldn't like their children to be unsafe," Brito said.
The hearing will take place on Wednesday morning at 9a.m. at the Midland County Annex.