First, the quote from MR Walter Williams is incorrect The Comedy Catch has not been excluded. I would have to make changes, such as stop serving alcohol at 11pm. So We are still in this fight. Although, I would agree this ordinance is meant to crack down on night clubs. Chief Randy Parker at the first mention of this said to the City Council " we are here every couple of weeks before you with trouble from nightclubs "...
Second, to the first poster, they inspect twice a year and walk through one or more additional times. However since this fight began we have gotten an unannounced visit from the head of city codes.
Third, The cost to install the system is $10 to $16 a square foot. That is why the price is different because all locations are different sizes. And Yes The Comedy Catch would cost more than $100K.
Finally, our issue is the marshal going above and beyond the 2006 code which states: Chapter 13, - 18.104.22.168 "An existing building housing an assembly occupation established prior to the effective date of this code shall be permitted to be approved for continued use if it conforms to, or is made to conform to, the provisions of this code to the extent that, in the opinion of the authority having jurisdiction, reasonable life safety against the hazards of fire, explosion and panic is provided and maintained".
He wants to have only "Night Clubs" install the system even with the code stating we do not have to.
The Comedy Catch and Giggles Grill