Quest Club again faces city inquiry

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January 17, 2005 // UPDATED 1:48 pm - April 26, 2007
By: Sarah McKenzie
Sarah McKenzie

The Quest nightclub, 110 N. 5th St., has come under scrutiny for security concerns.

The Minneapolis Police Department's License Investigations Division held a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) with Quest management Dec. 13 to discuss the safety issues, said Lt. Janee Harteau, commander of the License Investigations Division.

Harteau declined to disclose the nature of the security concerns and said the Investigations Division's recommendations are scheduled to go before the City Council's Public Safety and Regulatory Services Committee on Wednesday, Jan. 19.

Quest's General Manager Tony Harris did not return a phone call for comment.

Dario Anselmo, president of the Warehouse District Business Association and owner of the Fine Line Music Caf, 318 1st Ave. N., said there have been problems with large crowds gathering outside The Quest, particularly on Thursdays nights. Long lines before Quest concerts often stretch around the block on 2nd Avenue North between North 5th and 4th streets.

The Police Department's License Investigations Division held a TAC hearing with Quest management in 1997 over concerns about underage drinking and violent fights inside the club and scuffles that spilled outside the club's doors.

Quest management, however, made efforts to tighten security after the police crackdown and made strides in improving conditions at the nightclub.