A BURTON town centre nightspot with a history marred by drunken and violent disorder has been put up for sale.
For sale signs can now be seen at Bullit, in High Street, after owners Punch Taverns decided to put the venue on the market.
This comes just weeks after its owners and Staffordshire Police reached a compromise agreement over changes to its licence after a review was called to the levels of violent behaviour at the premises.
Property firm Christie and Co are handling the sale of Bullit and it is on the market for £395,000.
The firm describe the nightspot as having a ‘prominent high street location with high footfall.
It goes onto say that the premises has two floors as well as a beer patio and room for 580 people inside.
It now seems that owners Punch were determined to head off a review into Bullit’s licence in July ahead of putting the venue up for sale.
Police officers were determined to make changes to the venue’s 6am closing time after research showed that the majority of incidents in or around the club happened after 3am in the morning.
After talks between owners Punch Taverns and the police, the two parties were able to come to an agreement to avoid a review hearing.
As a result of those talks, Bullit has now applied for a new licence which will reduce its opening hours to try and alleviate the issues.
Inspector Jed White, head of Staffordshire Police’s Licensing Unit, told the Mail: “We were concerned about the level of disorder and violence around the premises so we wanted it to close earlier.
“Punch Taverns have been very co-operative over this and after meeting with us it was agreed it would change its closing time from 5.45am to 3.30am.
“The issue has not just been with Bullit. A lot of the serious violence does happen after that 3am watershed.”
It comes at a time when Burton-based Punch are still trying to sell off thousands of under performing in a bid to try and wrestle with a debt mountain that stands at more than £2 billion pounds.
As Bullit is put on the market, another popular Burton nightspot still remains for sale.
Retro, in Station Street, shut its doors in May and remains closed as a buyer has yet to be found.