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News 3 Investigates:Dosha Ultra Lounge

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Dosha Ultra Lounge has been in the middle of a shooting - and the middle of controversy.

Savannah's city council will decide the club's fate Thursday at a special hearing.

Some of the issues the council will be hearing that may make it difficult for Dosha to dance around the issues facing it.

February 23rd shots ring out on Broughton street outside the Dosha Ultra Lounge.

Two people are injured in the shooting. It takes just days to put two suspects behind bars.

But as good as this promotional video from you tube makes Dosha look, the city says it hasn't been happy with what's happened inside or out of the club almost since it opened last year.

Starting last November, the city began getting complaints "every weekend" from neighboring businesses about noise and gunshots.

The Marshall House across the street also mentioned "frightening incidents" coming from the club, and cancellations from their customers.

In January, Dosha had an administrative review by city revenue, fire and police after even more complaints by neighbors about noise and too many people loitering outside.

These pictures from Dosha's own web site seem to tout how many folks congregate on the sidewalks.

Dosha was supposed to hand in a plan of action about how that would change. A plan that city leaders say they have yet to see.

There have been several police reports against the club, including at least one time when officers notice heavy smoke and a "strong smell of marijuana" inside.

Reports also show that the bar was serving to underage patrons.

Another issue concerning to officials there are also multiple pictures on Dosha's own website with men flashing what experts tell news 3 are "gang signs".

Those same gang experts recognize those symbols as from the "bloods".

And one of the people flashing those signs? The club's current owner.

I also found out that while Dosha's alcohol serving license has been suspended - the city may not have even needed to take that action.

Turns out the Department of Revenue tells News 3 the club has yet to renew their alcohol license for 2014 which was supposed to be in January 1st.

There is a grace period, but the revenue department has now filed a "cease and desist" against the club serving on buying any alcohol.
Thursday, the Savannah City Council will have their say, that's when Dosha's owner, Darryl Bryant, pleads the case for keeping Dosha's business license.

We will be at the meeting and tell you what happens Thursday on News 3.

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