Foxx Trap

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The Foxx Trap Gentleman's Club and Sport Bar was a nightclub located at 400 2nd Avenue North in Birmingham. It is owned by Steven Tutt.

After many occurrences of violence at the club, Foxx Trap was added to the list of businesses closed by the Birmingham City Council on May 6, 2014 by an 8-1 vote.

Just four days later, having reopened under a judge's temporary restraining order, a fatal shooting took place at the nightclub. One security guard fired a gun at another guard, and was shot and killed himself by a third guard, an off-duty Birmingham Police officer. The Council shuttered the club on May 16.

Ira Lucas Jr applied for permits to open a new strip club in the vacant building in 2015, but the initial application was denied.

References

  • Bryant, Joseph D. (May 6, 2014) "Trap shut: Birmingham City Council closes brothel described as 'den of ill repute' and strip club."
  • Bryant, Joseph D. (May 10, 2014) "Birmingham police officer involved in fatal morning shooting at Foxx Trap strip club." The Birmingham News
  • Stein, Kelsey (September 29, 2015) "Permits rejected for new topless club in location of shuttered Foxx Trap, site of 2014 shooting." The Birmingham News