UPDATED: Former Downtown Club Looking For A Fresh Start

By WEEK Producer

December 13, 2011 Updated Dec 14, 2011 at 11:00 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Owners of a former downtown Peoria club with a violent past will have to wait another month before learning whether or not city leaders will grant them a fresh start.

Owners of the Players Club, located at 815 SW Adams in Peoria, have filed a request for a 4 am liquor license.

Peoria city council members will deferred the motion until after January 1, stating that more information was needed before taking a vote.

Peoria police are reportedly against the move. The club has a history of illegal activity, which includes the fatal shooting of a security guard there.

Owners say the building is under new management. Still, the city liquor commission has recommended council members deny the request.