In the early hours of Monday morning, Fort Myers, Florida, police reported that they had responded to a shooting in the parking lot of Club Blu. Club Blu was hosting a teen event at its nightclub; officials report that up to 16 people were wounded and two teens, aged 14 and 18, have died as a result of their injuries. No information has be released regarding any suspects. As details emerge about the nightclub and its event, some parents wonder if rules for clubs hosting teen nights exist. Rules regarding teen events at nightclubs vary across the United States, as these establishments must comply with both state law and local municipalities.
Teen nightclubs draw crowds, and some criticism
Kinder- und Jugendschutz / Protection of minors
This nonalcohol teen nightclub is aiming to give bored Midwestern teens another choice of where to go when they're tired of seeing movies and walking around the mall. Ventures will play Top 40s hits, screen the latest music videos, and serve a variety of sodas and tasty fruit drinks. Having no direct competition, Ventures anticipates popularity with the local teen population. This plan was provided by Lisa D. Morrow, J. Louis University's Entrepreneurship Program.
Club LIFE Teen Night, NEON EXPLOSION !!!
Teen centers and other uses, determined to be similar by the Director of Development Services, operated by a nonprofit organization, service club or youth service organization, shall be permitted in all zones subject to a minor conditional use permit and to the conditions listed in this section. No such use shall be located within feet of the nearest point of any site on which is located a bar, night club, or similar adult use which have a minimum age for admission of 21 years as determined by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control regulations. The operation of four or less electronic machines is permitted provided their operation is ancillary to the main use of the building. Adult supervision 21 years or older shall be provided on the premises during all hours of operation at the ratio of two staff per 50 teenagers.
Since the teen center opened six months ago, word has been spreading that teens and their friends are cool enough to be here. Teen Nights for ages runs p. Activities vary depending on the wisdom of the crowd, but there is generally music, a busy deejay station, free food and snacks, raffle prizes — big bags of kettle corn or gift cards like at the Halloween Night Bash, gaming tournaments, billiards and other fun. The reaction Helland gets from first-timers — teens and parents — never gets old.