On Tuesday, Jacques’ announced they have found a new location and are getting it prepared quickly so they may announce an opening date.
“We officially have a new location!!! We are getting it done as quickly as possible! Thank you so much to all our loyal customers who have supported us!! We will update as soon as we know what our re-opening date is!!!!“
Jacques’ and the City had a rough patch for the past couple of years. In 2020, the bar was cited for an ordinance violation for remaining open after midnight.
In early April, Mayor George Flaggs, Jr. filed a petition against the business and requested the business licenses related to Jacques’ be suspended and the business close.
“The Defendants have been permitting and encouraging improper illegal activity to occur on said property,” the petition states. “The nuisance conditions of said property substantially and unreasonably injures the health and safety of patrons of the establishment and interferes with the comfortable enjoyment of life and property of the residents of the City of Vicksburg and Warren County, Mississippi.”
The City asserted that the business failed to operate within the terms of a Memorandum of Understanding.
“There are frequent and repeated incidents involving firing of weapons, fights, two recent aggravated assaults involving the use of a weapon and other disorderly conduct,” the petition stated. “The Defendants owe the public a duty to prevent and/or stop offensive, dangerous and illegal activity on and in their property, and by failing to act in a manner that would stop and/or prevent said activity, Defendants are putting the public in danger.”
By the end of April, Jacques’ and the City reached a resolution and issued a joint press release stating the parties entered into a confidential settlement agreement, agreeing to not provide any comments on the terms.
The new location will be at the old LandShark Bar & Grill location at 1310 Mulberry Street.See a typo? Report it here.