Viola opened the club this past summer at the site of the former Sportsmen’s Club. She said the idea behind it is to give “a sense of family” for members who don’t frequent other bars in the city. She said she planned to host a Thanksgiving dinner for members this week, for instance.
Edwards told Viola that she can reapply in April for her entertainment license, which allows music, dancing by patrons, bands and live performers, jukebox, radio, television, amplifiers and karaoke. Viola still has her liquor license, but must close the club no later than 9 p.m. until April 1.