Miami City Manager Statement regarding the closure of Ball and Chain

Published on October 26, 2020

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Following is a statement from Miami City Manager Art Noriega regarding the closure of Ball and Chain.

"Let’s set the record straight regarding the closure of Ball and Chain that took place last week.

The City of Miami shut down Ball and Chain after suspending their Certificate of Occupancy and revoking their Certificate of Use. This action was taken after City building officials found issues with information provided by Ball and Chainrelated to fire safety and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This is not the first time that the owners of Ball & Chain have been issued violations.

Our actions were taken to ensure life safety. While the City is sympathetic to the employees and customers of Ball and Chain and other local businesses during these difficult times, our overarching duty remains to protect the safety our residents."