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Downtown Erie Hotspot Temporarily Closed Down

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A local downtown Erie hotspot is temporarily closed.

The Cellblock, at 1213 State Street, has been closed for the past couple of weeks.

We asked Erie police if the city or the nuisance bar task force had a role in closing the bar, and they say no.

We're told it was the owners of the Cellblock, who have decided to close the bar, until further notice.

The decision followed a shooting that happened inside the bar, in the early morning hours of March 2nd.

Erie police tell us that the bar owners decided to close the doors, because they realized behavior there was "getting out of hand."

We've contacted officials of the Cellblock and Anderson Entertainment in Williamsport, PA, which we believe is the parent company, and are still waiting for an official response.

Police say Cellblock owners want to re-evaluate and improve the bar, to make it safer for patrons.

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