City committee nixes 47 of 58 complaints against Visions Night Club

The war waging between Visions Night Club, Madison’s only operating strip club, and the city of Madison can only look back two years from August 16, the date the city filed the complaint, and not seven, a Madison subcommittee of the Alcohol License Review Committee determined. That means 47 of 58 incidents noted in the city’s complaint between 2012 and December 2018 cannot be considered, according to a Wisconsin State Journal story. The worst offense occurred in a shooting and stabbing incident in December 2018 that injured five people.

The city is seeking a revocation of the 34-year-old business’ liquor and entertainment licenses for violating ordinances and operating a “disorderly or riotous, indecent, or improper” house, according to the complaint.

But the subcommittee partially sided with Visions’ attorney Jeff Scott Olson who claimed it’s difficult to round up witnesses to defend such allegations beyond two years.

The hearing continues on Oct. 29.