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WeHo Councilman Proposes to Shut Down House of Blues

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After over 100 calls to police, 44 arrests and a general bummer in quality of life over the last year (plus a murder last year), a West Hollywood Councilman is proposing to revoke the House of Blues Sunset Strip location's business license, according to the WeHoNews. Councilmember John Heilman introduced the motion that will be debated tonight.

According to the staff report (.pdf or posted below), which lists all the serious incidents from this year, stated that "after each serious incident, there is a perfunctory apology and a promise to reform, but the problems persist and have escalated. Moreover, while management at the House of Blues claims to accept responsibility and expresses a desire to change, the establishment continues to host events and promote the venue to groups which disrespect the community and the business." The full background portion of the report is below: