Category Archives: Maxim’s

Price drop

John McCoy, the broker who is listing for sale the building previously occupied by Maxim’s, said this afternoon that the price is just less than $1.8 million. It was $2 million in June. McCoy is listing the property for Walter Koenig and a partner, who are not restaurateurs and who McCoy said became tired of [...]

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Maxim’s closed

Maxim’s, the Brookside restaurant whose federal lawsuit against the city greatly relaxed its restriction of nighttime music and dancing and bars and restaurants, closed over the weekend, David LeBeouf, a lawyer for the restaurant said this afternoon. More to follow.

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More from City Hall: To sing, dance and massage

7:25 p.m.: Community Development Director Michael Niblock is presenting a recommendation to relax the city’s regulation of live entertainment. A federal court ordered the city to revise its ordinance after the Brookside restaurant Maxim’s was denied a permit and convinced the court to intervene. Niblock is also recommending a measure to allow state-certified practitioners of [...]

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Maxim’s building (not the restaurant) for sale

The building occupied by Maxim’s restaurant is for sale for $2 million. It comes with Maxim’s lease.   From the property description in the listing:   Only the real estate subject to the lease … $2,000,000.00 … High quality stucco/brick construction … The architect tells us 11,000 square feet. In Brookside West District. Excellent location, [...]

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The amended complaint

David LeBeouf, an attorney for Maxim’s, said this morning that the restaurant’s amended complaint – in which it claims city officials are personally liable and demands damages exceeding $1 million – could be settled for attorney fees and a refund of the restaurant’s permit application fee. He said City Hall has yet to offer that.

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Maxim’s ruling

U.S. District Court Judge Morrison England Jr. this afternoon granted the Brookside restaurant Maxim’s permission to have music and dancing at night and ordered Stockton to revise or abandon what he said is unconstitutional language in its rule regulating entertainment at restaurants and bars.   The decision reversed the City Council’s denial last month of [...]

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Hinting at retreat

It could not have been more brutal for City Hall today in federal court in Sacramento, where the Brookside restaurant Maxim’s sought a temporary restraining order prohibiting Stockton from enforcing its requirement that a restaurant obtain a permit for live entertainment after 10 p.m. (the City Council denied Maxim’s application for such a permit last [...]

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Maxim’s ruling in

A federal judge this afternoon said Stockton’s restriction of nighttime music and dancing at a Brookside restaurant appeared on initial review to be unconstitutional, and he ordered the city to let the music go on at least until the court considers the case again June 8.   More to follow in the blog this afternoon.

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On Maxim’s

The Brookside restaurant Maxim’s claimed in a federal lawsuit today that City Hall’s restriction of live entertainment is unconstitutional, and it asked the court to block Stockton from enforcing Maxim’s lack of a permit (which it was denied by the City Council last week).   A judge is scheduled Friday to hear Maxim’s request for [...]

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Maxim’s appeal denied and an attorney on the meaning of today

In the end, the City Council this evening voted 7-0 to deny Maxim’s restaurant’s appeal for a permit to allow live music and dancing, a decision the Brookside restaurant said will force it to close.   Overwhelming opposition from Brookside residents won them over, council members said.   There was near the hearing’s end some [...]

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