The owner of A-1 Speedy Corner at 2408 Park Ave. agreed to improvements such as better lighting, adding surveillance cameras, hiring a security guard, posting No Trespassing signs and resolving any code violations at the business.
According to a memorandum of understanding between the owners and the offices of the District Attorney and City Attorney, the improvements are intended “to return this location to a place where a lawful, positive business may operate for the good of the community.”
The store was closed as a public nuisance last Thursday after a police Organized Crime Unit investigation found it to be plagued by dangerous loiterers and making it “a haven for extensive drug-related sales and other dangerous behavior.”
A-1 Speedy Corner had been the site of at least 185 police calls since June of 2015.
The agreement was approved by Referee John Cameron of the Environmental Court/General Sessions Court Div. 14.