The former manager of Club Asylum in East Atlanta appeared in court on Thursday. He agreed to a plea deal for having no liquor license and serving alcohol into the wee hours of the morning.
"It's time that those who will not abide by the law know beyond any shadow of a doubt that they are not wanted in the city of Atlanta," Stephanie Ramage, the mayor's citizen advocate, told the court.
A judge fined Williams $2,000 on the charges he faced and ordered him not to work at any nightclub in Atlanta.
"It's frustrating to look at someone who's open until 10 o'clock in the morning making money when we can't make that money," said Andrew Anselmo, a kitchen manager at Flatiron, a nearby bar and restaurant.
Many in East Atlanta said Club Asylum drew seedy people to the area and sparked crime.
"A lot of people would come out and they were drunk," said Carla Foster, who recently opened an antique shop in the area. "Just kind of unruly from whatever was going on inside."
The city shut the club down several months ago and officials said they will pursue other nightclubs that are in violation of city laws.
Williams was sentenced to six months probation.
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