The Vault Surrenders Cabaret License Following Downtown Gunfight

Nov. 22, 2021 9:50p

(WGTD)---A downtown Kenosha banquet hall has decided to surrender its cabaret license in the wake of an attempt by the police department to pull it. 

The city council’s License and Permit Committee had been scheduled to consider the department’s request Monday night, but the meeting was canceled after the owners of The Vault decided to give up the license.

The Vault—located in a former bank at 57th St. and 8th Ave.—apparently staged a music event that drew a large crowd several weeks ago. A gunfight broke out in the immediate area, leaving one person dead and three injured.

Shortly afterward, the business said it was voluntarily suspending live music events.

The absence of a cabaret license will only affect events at the Vault that are open to the public. Private, invitation-only gatherings may still include live music, according to an assistant city attorney.

No criminal charges have been brought as a result of the shootings. At last report the investigation was continuing.