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Hotel owners denied business license renewal sue Homewood

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HOMEWOOD, AL (WBRC) -

The owners of hotel in Homewood are fighting back after their license was not renewed.

The owners of America's Best Value Inn & Suites filed a lawsuit against the city last Friday. One of the complaints in it claims the city clerk refused to renew their license without giving a reason.

As you may remember, last month Homewood City councilors held a public meeting to discuss the license renewal of the America's Best Value Inn & Suites hotel.

In that meeting the police chief read off more than one hundred incidents that had taken place at the business including a shooting, drug possessions and prostitution.

In the end the council voted 6 to 3 not to renew the hotel's business license.

The lawsuit says the council ordered the owners to close the business by 5 p.m. Friday, March 21. Tuesday, when FOX6 News called the hotel, we found that it is still open and taking reservations.

We also reached out to Ben Goldmen, the attorney representing the hotel owners. He released this statement:

"Prior to the business license hearing before the Homewood City Council, City leaders never approached America's Best to let them know that there were any issues or concerns. Nonetheless, as always, America's Best remains committed to working with the City."

Homewood City Attorney Mike Kendrick says he has no statement to release at this time.

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