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Cruisers could cause Shreveport convenience store to lose its liquor license

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SHREVEPORT, La. -

The Raceway on Hearne Avenue and I-20 is like any convenience store.

However, at night the swarm of travelers who stop by are replaced with cruisers.

Nearby residents say they create too much noise, speeding cars and violence. Many believe alcohol sales attract the troublemakers.

The city council will try to revoke the station's alcohol permit in an effort to deter cruisers.

"I think alcohol in that atmosphere, with the incidents that's been occurring, it's a bad idea and it certainly does not help," Sam Jenkins, councilman for district G, said.

Jenkins represents residents near the gas station. He says problems that begin there spill into his district's neighborhoods.

"I feel for the residents in Ingleside because they are really fighting to bring that neighborhood back and to revitalize it," Jenkins said. "We're constantly having incidents that seem to gravitate from this location into the community."

It's an issue both the city council and the parish commission have fought for a long time. In fact, the Raceway had its alcohol permit revoked a few years ago.

Jenkins says the owner appealed to the district court, and the judge ruled in his favor, granting the permit.

"Once it leaves out of our hands and gets into the court system, we don't have a lot of control there," Jenkins said. "We must respect the rulings of the court."

Jenkins says something must be done to end the trouble, not only to help residents, but the city's image to interstate travelers.

"It speaks bad for the city if someone stops at the store and becomes the subject of a gun fight," Jenkins said.

The city council will hold discussions and possible vote on the issue on November 11th.

Jenkins says Shreveport Police will speak, encouraging the council to revoke the store's alcohol permit. Its owners will also have the chance to speak and defend their sales.

 

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