Detroit police shut down bar on Grand River operating without liquor license after recent shootings

Two women were shot at Stak$ Bar & Grill over the weekend.
Stak$ Bar & Grill
Photo credit Detroit Police Department

DETROIT (WWJ) – A Detroit bar has been shut down for operating without a license after a pair of recent shootings.

Stak$ Bar & Grill, located on Grand River Avenue near Joy Road, has been closed with the help of the city’s Buildings, Safety Engineering and Environmental Department (BSEED), Detroit police officials announced Wednesday.

As police were investigating the shootings, authorities found the bar was operating without a liquor license.

“The safety and well-being of residents and visitors of the city remain a top priority,” police officials said on Twitter Wednesday.

Police officials said over the weekend two women were shot after an altercation at the bar escalated to the point of gunfire around 2 a.m. Sunday. Officials have not said what triggered the altercation or what led the situation to boil over.

A 22-year-old woman was said to be in critical condition Sunday afternoon, while the 29-year-old was stable.

Detroit police shared photos of the bar on Wednesday with a yellow license notice from the city on the door.

Authorities have not released any details about the other shooting.

Featured Image Photo Credit: Detroit Police Department