TROY, N.Y. -- The owner of an embattled bar in Troy says he's closing up shop.
Early Friday afternoon, the Broadway Brew Biergarten announced its voluntary closure on its Facebook page, saying:
"Hey you guys quick announcement. I have decided to close Broadway Brew Biergarten at the end of this month. Our last day will be Wednesday January 30th. Thank you to everyone for your support. It has been a great two years. Thank you to all our staff and patrons. We will be opening tonight at 4pm. Until we close on the 30th we will be running food specials to clear out our 5 freezers worth of food lol we have a lot. So stop in and say your last goodbyes. I will miss everyone more then you know... "
This comes after numerous reports of violence, fights, and noise disturbances outside the bar over the last year.
"Fights late at night, and groups of people who don't get along, a lot of screaming and hollering. It's just a nusiance, bottom line. It's a nusiance," said Jim Scully owner of Bacchus Wood Fired.
Recently Troy business owners say they've working to create an increasingly positive atmosphere in the downtown area, hoping to bring old-town Troy back.
"We really want to be able to have people come down and enjoy themselves from out of town and walk around to all these places without having any trouble," said Scully.
Police say reports coming out of the Broadway Brew area include felony assaults, code violations inside the bar, and most recently - an arrest made just last weekend after a 911 call said a man was inside the bar with a gun.
"It's just bringing in an element that was dangerous, late at night, and just the fact that that happens even though it's three in the morning it doesn't look good for us who've worked hard for a long time to make this a friendly fun city down here," said Scully.
The company has created a Groupon deal to help sell out the rest of the stock before the closing on January 30th.