N Club To Reopen In Two Weeks With New Name

7:06 AM, Nov 9, 2010   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC -- A downtown Greensboro nightclub will be getting a new look and a new name. 

The N Club will re-open on Thanksgiving weekend with the name "Allure Nightlife".  Club owner Rocco Scarfone said he is revamping the club and focusing on "a new form of nightlife"

Scarfone held a news conference Monday afternoon after closing the club this past weekend.  He said music at the club will be a mix of Rock and Pop.

The N Club has come under scrutiny for public safety problems in downtown and even more so after a shooting that involved a Greensboro police officer. The shooting happened on October 28, across the street from the club. According to police reports, the shooting escalated outside but started between two groups inside the club.

Investigators said the N Club failed to find a gun on the suspect who police said shot four people before an officer shot him. The suspect was identified as Quinton Campbell.

Police stats provided to WFMY reveal that since April officers have responded to the N Club 61 times. The majority of calls were for disorderly subject or crowd.

Scarfone said in the news conference that the goal of "Allure" is to be an entirely new club.  He said they will hire an outside security company and will work with the city on safety issues.

He said the club will have a brand new staff and will be a stricter club from inside out.  He said it will be a "Las Vegas style club". 

Scarfone said he is working with the Greensboro Police Department and city staff on security options for the club. Many of the decisions he's made comes at the advice of the Assistant City Manager for Public Safety and Human Resources, Michael Speedling.

"We have met with him once already and continue to keep a dialouge about additional security requirements," said Speedling. "Not only at his club, but the other downtown facilities also."

Speedling says changing the N Club from the inside out, can have a positive outcome for the safety of the community.

"I think anytime you introduce a more professional security environment, and continue a partnership with the Greensboro Police Department, I think it can do nothing but be helpful."

In the news conference, Scarfone also addressed the Saturday night shooting in the parking lot of LAX Gentleman's Club on Martin Luther King Dr.   City officials said Scarfone is one of the club's owners.

Scarfone said the shooting was a result of a fight that started inside the club.  He closed the club Sunday night and said he is working with Greensboro Police to make it safer.

One person was treated for a gunshot wound following the shooting and is expected to recover.

WFMY News 2

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