Courts: Club Blu won’t reopen following mass shooting

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FORT MYERS, Fla. – The nightclub that hosted a teen party at the center of a mass shooting will not reopen, according to the Clerk of Courts, which confirmed that Club Blu closed it business tax receipt.

A business tax receipt is required for any business that operates in Lee County. It is a critical part of compliance with local licensing laws.

According to the Lee County Tax Collector’s official website, the local business tax receipt expires on Sept. 30 of every year. The county clerk confirmed that the owners of Club Blu closed their tax receipt.

“According to our Planning Manager, the Club Blu Business Tax Receipt was closed following a site visit confirming they were no longer in business,” the clerk said in a written statement.

It is unclear when the site visit happened, but Club Blu’s owners did not allow their tax receipt to expire.

Two teenagers, 18-year-old Stef’an Strawder and 14-year-old Sean Archilles, were gunned down in the parking lot outside Club Blu in the early hours of July 25.

No further information was immediately available.

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