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New Plaza Motel challenges closure order

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Owners of New Plaza Motel on 34 Street North near Fifth Avenue is suing the City of St. Petersburg to remain open. The city’s Nuisance Abatement Board voted earlier this month to close New Plaza for one year after determining efforts to curb excessive police complaints had failed. New Plaza Motel is a low-income efficiency known to rent to residents who can’t afford another place to stay. It’s considered by many a motel of last resort. The lawsuit claims “the…

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St. Pete Nuisance Abatement board orders New Plaza Motel to close for one year

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New Plaza Motel on 34 Street North near Fifth Avenue will close for at least one year. The St. Pete Nuisance Abatement board voted to force closure for one year after owners failed to demonstrate the ability to curb illegal activity consistently reported on the property. New Plaza Motel is a low-income efficiency known to rent to residents who can’t afford another place to stay. It’s considered by many a motel of last resort. During quasi-judicial proceedings against the motel…

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New Plaza Motel sues to have nuisance abatement ruling overturned

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Owners of New Plaza Motel in St. Pete are suing the city for imposing new security standards in lieu of forcing the crime-laden, low-budget “residence of last resort” to close. The city’s nuisance abatement board began proceedings against the motel in March with a quasi-judicial proceeding alleging the motel and attached bar were responsible for above-average calls to police for things like drug deals, prostitution, noise violations and the occasional fight. After hours of testimony from police about undercover drug…

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Fate is postponed for St. Pete’s crime-laden New Plaza motel

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After more than five hours of discussion there is still no decision on what will happen to the New Plaza motel on the 400 block of 34 Street North. Owners of that motel and the bar attached to it are in hot water with the city after multiple service calls to the police originated from New Plaza and Cactus Charlie’s bar. The city’s nuisance abatement board heard testimony from the city during a quasi-judicial hearing arguing that owners of the…

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