The decision was easy for Toledo City Council. Tuesday, in an unanimous vote, members decided to request a hearing to urge the state to let the liquor licenses for Remy's Gentlemen's Club and O'Fives Bar and Grill, expire.
"Both of these bars have had episodes of violence throughout the last 12 months," Councilman D. Michael Collins said.
In January, a man was shot in the back while sitting in his car in Remy's parking lot. Then back in June, four people were shot after police say as many as 25 shots were fired into a crowd.
"The clientele of that particular establishment is wrecking havoc on parts of the neighborhood in our community," said Councilwoman Lindsay Webb.
O'Fives Bar and Grill has also seen its fair share of violence. Back in August, police say a group of men were attacked and one person was shot in the stomach.
"It was basically conduct that violated the peace of the community," Collins said.
Collins says council isn't trying to stand in the way of local businesses, but, "when businesses extend out and compromise the peace and tranquility of a neighborhood we're duty bound," he said.
Now the matter is in the hands of the Ohio Liquor Control Commission.
The next step will be a hearing with the state commission and the City of Toledo. However, its not expected until mid-summer.
13abc tried to contact bar owners for contact, but a sign on O'Fives says its been closed since December and no one answered the door at Remy's.