As of Friday, Oct. 30, LD’s Kitchen has been allowed to reopen its bar and lounge.
The bar and lounge portion of LD’s Kitchen, located at 1111 Mulberry St., was ordered closed by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen in October following a late-night shooting Oct. 6 that left three people injured. Wade Carter, 31, subsequently died of his injuries Oct. 9.
Mayor George Flaggs Jr. announced he would be asking the board to allow the reopening last week, and made it official at the Board of Mayor and Alderman meeting Monday morning.
“LD’s was allowed to open as of Friday night when Chief Moore walked through the facility and told me that everything was in compliance,” Flaggs said.
South Ward Alderman Alex Monsour voted against the ruling, but North Ward Alderman Michael Mayfield and Flaggs both supported it. The ruling stands with a 2-1 vote.
The bar at LD’s is under new management since the shooting, but is still owned by Larry Prentiss. The closing did not affect the restaurant or catering sides of the business.
The terms of the agreement are as follows:
- That LD’s Kitchen LLC/Larry Prentiss has transferred management of its bar and lounge to another person who will manage the lounge for and on behalf of Larry Prentiss.
- Hours for the lounge will not begin before 6 p.m. daily.
- Security will require all patrons entering the said facility to be screened by security guards using hand-held metal detectors.
- That patrons leaving the facility and returning will again have to be screened by security
- That all patrons will be required to ingress and egress through the front door of said facility.
- Security guards will check patrons’ identification before allowing entrance and not allow anyone under the age of 21 into the lounge.
- That the side door of said facility shall not be used as an entrance.
- Security guards will monitor parking area that belongs to business.
- Will maintain cameras inside and outside the facility to record activities on premises and said recordings will be available to the Vicksburg Police Department
- Upgrade security by hiring security company which has been in business of at least two (2) years with trained guards.
- Train staff on new safety procedures.
- Before reopening, all exit doors shall contain push bar emergency exits with sirens on doors.