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SF council members visit The Vault, ahead of license decision

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Tuesday night, the Sioux Falls City Council will decide the fate of the Vault Nightclub on whether or not to renew its liquor license.

For several months, hundreds of complaints from its neighboring businesses have gotten the council's attention. 

Sioux Fall Police have taken calls and responded to the Vault more than any other establishment in town.

It's hard to say which way the council will lean with their vote, Tuesday, but members are expected to visit Monday night during a sold-out concert. They want to see first-hand what the property is really like during a big, late-night event.

We caught up with one council member ahead of his visit, Monday night.

"What I hope to see is that they have security people outside the building, on the corners of their property, definitely outside in front, managing the crowd. That's where all the complaints are occurring, when people are leaving," Councilor Greg Jamison said.

Stakeholders from the Vault have drafted plans for increased security, an action plan, something council members say they'll welcome.

"What's most important is that there's a change. The way it's been going for the last year isn't acceptable anymore. The club's owners have offered a change of procedure, the council wants to see that," Jamison said.

With added security, Jamison hopes the club's action plan will help alleviate some of the concerns and make it safer for everyone.

If the night club is granted a liquor license renewal and plans for positive change are not upheld over the next year, the council will likely suspend the license next time it's up for renewal, one year from Tuesday.

The council will make their decision at Tuesday night's city council meeting.

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