The Lodge in Buffalo to reopen with restrictions after shots fired incident

Posted at 11:40 AM, Jun 28, 2016

The Lodge on Chippewa will reopen with restrictions, says the Buffalo Police Department.

The restaurant and bar was closed last week after a shots fired incident and fight outside of it.

Mayor Byron Brown says The Lodge will now have to close every night at 11 p.m. and no third party promoter events will be allowed. These restrictions will remain in place for 60 days, pending review from the city's legal team.

City officials said last week that known gang members were patrons of The Lodge the morning of the incidents. Mayor Byron Brown said it is always the duty of a bar or restaurant to maintain peace and public order and even though the fight and gunfire broke out in the street, the people involved had just come out of The Lodge. 

Police say the people who got into a fight had some kind of confrontation inside the bar and then a group of around 150 people crowded the streets, where shots were fired.

According to B District Chief Joe Gramaglia, 25-year-old Keenon Fitzgerlad is facing charges including disorderly conduct, harassment, and resisting arrest. Another person is being treated at ECMC for injuries following the fight in the Delaware-Chippewa area.