Matrix gets two-week warning

The Liquor Licensing Board of Grand Cayman has given The Matrix Nightclub two weeks to sort out noise disturbance it is causing to neighbour Jillian’s Billiard Bar & Lounge or one of its licences may be suspended.

Chairman of the Board Mitchell Welds will have to consider suspending their Music & Dancing Licence until the problem is sorted out if the necessary steps to have the noise disturbance isn’t resolved two weeks from 5 December,

Jillian’s objection to The Matrix operations was heard at the quarterly meeting of the Liquor Licensing Board of Grand Cayman on Thursday, 1 December, at Customs headquarters.

One of the business partners of Jillian’s Billiard Bar & Lounge, Mr. Stanley Walton, asked the Board to take a harsh stance against The Matrix, saying that vibrations from the nightclub knocks bottles off the wall and distorts the bar’s ambience. The Matrix had done nothing to sort out the noise issue, he said.

He asked that The Matrix licence be suspended until the sound problem was resolved.

He also complained about violence associated with The Matrix.

Former owner of The Matrix, Mr. Harry Lalli, said the nightclub had insulated its walls following Hurricane Ivan, but Jillian’s had just dry-walled without proper insulation, and this was where its problems with noise lay.

The review of the probation period for the Matrix Nightclub is still pending as the Liquor Licensing Board is awaiting updates from the police. The probation review for Club Octopus is pending also.

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