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Pastor Questions Presence Of Top Flite In Residential Neighborhood Ahead Of Zoning Hearing


A Tallahassee church pastor is questioning the longtime presence of a popular nightclub in a residential neighborhood. Top Flite has applied to the city of a permit to build a new parking lot in an empty space across the street from its building. Local church pastor Lee Johnson says one of his members lives directly behind the lot, and is concerned about the safety of her family. He says there have been shootings, and illegal activity that he believes is tied to the presence of the club.

“The bottom line is, it’s the negative element that comes into the club. They’ve had police officers there on security, but it still never stops, he said.

The Tallahassee zoning board will take up the issue Tuesday evening. Johnson says he hopes if the parking lot is approved, the city commission will block it.

The proposed lot backs up to the home of Latasha Wade, a single mom. Johnson says Wade has told him about noise and gunshots around the club that have kept her kids up at night. Johnson believes the zoning board will approve the parking lot, but hopes the city commission will override the decision.