A resolution has been reached between the City of Vicksburg and Refined South Restaurant Groul LLC (Jacques Bar).
A joint press released was issued on Friday announcing they have reached a resolution “concerning the lawsuits filed in the federal District Court in the Southern District of Mississippi and the Warren Chancery Court to the mutual satisfaction of all parties involved and in the best interests of the public.”
The release states:
“To avoid the expense, burden and uncertainty associated with litigation and in order to resolve the litigation and avoid any future misunderstandings, the parties entered into a confidential settlement agreement. the settling parties have further agreed not to make any additional comments about the terms of the settlement. Both parties continue to specifically deny any allegation of liability or wrongdoing by any of their officers, employees or customers.”
On Friday, Apr. 22, Mayor George Flaggs Jr. filed a petition against Jean-Jacques Parmegiani, Kara Parmegiani and Refined South Restaurant Group, LLC requesting the Warren County Chancery Court to revoke or suspend any business licenses related to Jacques’ Bar and close the business.
The City asserted that Jacques’ has failed to operate within the terms set forth in the most recent Memorandum of Understanding. When violent illegal activity occurs at any business, the city orders the business to temporarily close until such time that the owner or operator of the business meets with City officials to implement a plan to prevent future incidents. The agreed upon plan is outlined in a Memorandum of Understanding.
In an interview with Vicksburg Daily News on Monday, Chief Jones referenced this meeting stating, “We don’t want any business to be closed. So I think the best thing to do is more security and us working together to try and make it work.”