Chattanooga nightclub Blue Light's appeal of six citations to resume July 19 after two days of testimony

Staff File Photo by Robin Rudd / The Blue Light Bar and Grill is at 43 Station St. An early morning shooting June 19, near Station Street and the Chattanooga Choo Choo, left two people injured.

After two days of testimony and cross-examinations in the Blue Light nightclub's appeal of six citations issued to it by the Chattanooga Beer & Wrecker Board, Chancery Court Judge Jeffrey Atherton suggested the two sides pursue a mediation option before they return to his courtroom July 19 for the venue to present its case.

Atherton heard testimony from eight witnesses for the city during two full days of testimony inside his Hamilton County Courthouse, and near the end of the hearing, all parties got together to determine when their schedules allowed for reconvening to hear the venue's side of things.

Atherton commended both sides for their professionalism and passion for their clients.

While not the subject of Tuesday's proceedings, the hearings convened a week after a June 19 shooting in the heart of the city's tourism district that left two women with injuries.

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