Binghamton Lockdown Targets Respond to Notices
The operators of two Binghamton businesses have indicated a willingness to work with city officials to address ongoing problems that could lead to legal action.
Mayor Richard David on Tuesday said attorneys for the Antler Lodge on Chenango Street and Travel Hotel and Suites on Front Street responded to Lockdown Law notices issued over the past few weeks.
Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, David said initial discussions have taken place between representatives of the businesses and the city attorney's office.
The mayor said both establishments now are expected to develop plans to deal with issues that have prompted police calls in recent months.
The Antler Lodge received a "lockdown" notice after a man was fatally shot outside the private club on July 24.
Travel Hotel and Suites this month received a similar notice following a series of drug-related incidents.
David said the property, which previously was a Days Inn hotel, appeared to have been illegally converted into a long-term residence.
The mayor said he was not aware of any serious incidents in which police were called to either business since the lockdown letters were issued.
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