Bad news for the future of Tulsa nightspot 'Good Fellas'

Tuesday, February 10th 2004, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

There's some bad news for a Tulsa business. The downtown nightclub Good Fellas has been plagued by violence over the years.

Now, financial problems could shut it down. Club owners were in court Tuesday for a foreclosure hearing brought on by the building's owner.

News on 6 reporter Patrina Adger learned the manager of Good Fellas and the owners of the club’s building were in court Tuesday, because the nightclub owes $26,000 in back rent. And according to a notice posted on the club's door, they also owe the city $521 in water bills. It's just another string of bad news for Good Fellas.

Tulsa Police say they have been called to the nightclub numerous times over the years for fights and incidents involving gunfire. But one of the owners of Good Fellas says off-camera that these incidents didn't happen in his club and therefore have nothing to do with his club. But that string of violence coupled with the nightclub's financial troubles could shut the business down for good.

The owner of the Tsunami Sushi restaurant wants to turn the neighboring Good Fellas building into a variety of stores hoping to mirror the look and feel of Brookside. The marquee in front of Good Fellas says "Legends Incorporated" is coming soon. But the restaurant owner says he doesn't know anything about it, which could mean other business owners are also interested in the building.

When we called Good Fellas to ask if they would be open for business this weekend, we heard this. "This is Good Fellas at 2nd and Detroit. Yes, we're still here and we're open for entertainment. Thank you."