GREENVILLE, SC – The third and fourth floors of a popular Greenville nightclub will be shut down until further notice, according to city of Greenville Communications Manager Leslie Fletcher.
The city confirmed that on Friday, officials were made aware of potential structural concerns with continued use of the third floor, known as Vine Nightclub, and the roof of Ink N Ivy.
“The owners have been notified and the City looks forward to having this matter addressed so that the affected floors may be safely reopened as soon as appropriate,” Fletcher said in a statement to 7 News.
While the city declined to give specifics, several patrons that 7 News spoke with on Monday said they’ve noticed problems with the dance floor at Vine.
“When you first walk into the bar area you don’t really notice anything with the floor, but when you step onto the dance floor where everybody’s moving at the same time, you can kind of feel things shift underneath you,” said Brandon Jones of Greenville.
Jones explained that he and his friends have felt the floor sway underneath his feet as dancers jump up and down to different songs.
“Lots and lots of jumping and that’s when I think you start to feel some weird things, and that’s when my friends and I started to talk about – something’s not right.”
When 7-News asked the city of Greenville for further details, they told our reporter to submit a Freedom of Information Act request at the suggestion of the City Attorney, which we did.
An interview with the Building Codes Administrator was also denied on Monday.
7-News also reached out to Bottle Cap Group, the organization that runs Ink N Ivy which is based out of Charlotte, but their Public Relations & Media contact declined to provide further details Monday.