GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – New documents show the extent of structural problems at a Greenville bar and nightclub.
Documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act showed that Ink N Ivy’s owners had been aware of structural problems since at least November of 2018.
Documents showed an inspection performed by Johnston Design Group and Royal Engineering on November 6, 2018 found that the “intensity of dance activity” on the third floor may have lead to the damage of the load bearing brick walls.
The structural engineer recommended that the third floor occupancy be used for purposes other than a dance floor or that certain improvements be considered to prevent further accelerated deterioration.
The group recommended that something be done within 30 days of the inspection.
It is unclear if the owners took any action at that time.
Another inspection was done last week. Shortly after, the City of Greenville notified Ink N Ivy that the third and fourth floors would be closed until further notice.
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