Binghamton Restricts “Antler Lodge” Hours
The Antler Lodge building on Binghamton's North Side may be sold to a developer now working on a residential and commercial project at a neighboring site.
The sale of the property at 201 Chenango Street has been expected. The building has been on the market for several weeks.
In the meantime, the city has announced restrictions on the operations of the lodge, which houses the Triple Cities Nu-Temple. The organization is a women's chapter of Elks United.
Mayor Richard David targeted the establishment under the city's "Lockdown Law" after a man was fatally shot outside the building nearly a year ago.
Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, David said an agreement has been reached with the club to restrict its hours of operation.
The mayor said the restrictions were made to avert a lockdown of the facility. Under the deal, alcohol is not to be served after midnight and all patrons must leave by 12:30 a.m.
David said the agreement also stipulates that video surveillance must be operated whenever the lodge is occupied by employees or patrons.
Christina Archie-Brown, an organization official, said the group has worked to keep all violent or illegal activities out of the establishment.
Archie-Brown said the organization takes appropriate action against people who cause problems inside the facility. But she said the group cannot police the sidewalk outside the building.
Other sites in Binghamton are being considered by the Triple Cities Nu-Temple but no new location has been selected.
Steven Reid of STK Partners said he is hoping the development group will close on the sale of the building in about four weeks.
Reid said he plans to incorporate the existing building into the project already underway at the adjacent property.
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