The Franklin Police Department padlocked The Tin Roof 2, a Cool Springs-area bar, on Wednesday after a court order from the Williamson County Circuit Court, citing a drain on police resources.
"This year, patronage at that business has caused a drain on police resources resulting from more than 70 incidents including 13 assaults, rape, public indecency, theft, gun possession, theft, and DUI from Jan. 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020," an FPD news release reads.
The city alleges that The Tin Roof 2 is a public nuisance and has been granted a writ of temporary injunction abating a nuisance, which included padlocking and searching the premises.
According to the news release, the order prohibits anyone, including the establishment’s owners, from entering the premises pending an Oct. 12 court date.
"The Franklin Police Department, city officials and District Attorney’s Office consider the padlocking of a business a last resort when a business blatantly promotes behavior that jeopardizes the safety of our citizens and community," the news release reads.
The Tin Roof 2's Co-Owner Jason Sheer said in an email that the closure is "devastating" to his staff.
"We have been in business for close to 15 years without any major incidents. We have zero beer or TABC violations so the sudden shut down of our business is shocking," Sheer said in an email. "We are going to do everything in our power to work with the city officials to get our business open so our employees can get back to work and earn a living for their families in these grueling times."