Wednesday, 16 August 2017 16:23

Orange Mound Nuisance Business To Reopen With Improvements

A1 Speedy Corner Grocery A1 Speedy Corner Grocery
Aug. 16, 2017 – An Orange Mound convenience store closed by court order last week because of open drug trafficking and dangerous loiterers can reopen after agreeing this week to improve safety conditions, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said Wednesday.
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.