WMBF looks into community complaints about Horry County nightclub

WMBF looks into community complaints about Horry County nightclub

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - One community is expressing concerns about activity at a local club.

Club Faces has been up and running, since November. A family who lives about a mile from it said, since it opened, they've had trouble sleeping from the noise, in the middle of the night.

"My husband has to be up at 5:30, he has to be up for work, and then my son has to be at school and I have to be at work," the complainant said. "That's really not good and they're open Wednesday and Thursday, that's causing a problem."

At first, this woman thought it was just noisy neighbors.

"Then it continued and it got louder, and it went on through the night," she said. "I was getting continuous migraines."

She says she's prone to migraines, and sensitive to the noise, which is causing them.

Club Faces is open Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m, according to its Facebook Page. This concerned neighbor says it gets loud around 2 a.m.

WMBF News spoke to the owner who says, he hasn't received any noise complaints, in fact, he chose this area because he felt it was isolated from homes.

Employees of WMBF, said they could hear the music in the parking lot, but it didn't seem disruptive. It was comparable to the highway traffic.

Horry County Police say, they haven't gotten any noise complaints either, although this family says they've made calls.

According to police, officers responded to the club, once, since it opened, for a disorderly group of people. WMBF news was also at Club Faces, in December, for a different incident. A man was allegedly, beat up, at gunpoint, his car stolen, and sent into a pond, with him in the trunk.

"I have heard that there's possible problems at Faces," Horry County Solicitor Jimmy Richardson said.

The solicitor's office doesn't investigate these situations. It's up to the police to determine if a business is expending their resources, in order for the county to decide if it's violating nuisance law.

"It's lewdness which would include prostitution or assignation," Richardson said. "Rampant drug sales, and finally, that catch all, which is we can't go a night without having to go to this club."

"A lot of the neighborhoods in the area have HOAs that are looking into have them closed down again, for that very problem right there, the drug abuse the drug trafficking, the prostitution, and I really don't wanna see that become an issue," the anonymous woman said.

Which is exactly what happened to the business formerly located at the location, the Gold Club.

When it comes to Club Faces, under new ownership, police do not see an issue. The bottom line, this neighbor, just wants to be sure, any business isn't tying up our police.

"I support small businesses, I'd like to see them succeed, all i'm asking is they turn their music down," she said.

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