BESSEMER, Ala. (WIAT) – A blues house that’s entertained guests for 60 years is no longer open. Gip’s Place in Bessemer was shut down by Bessemer police officers Saturday night.
The city explains on its website they had no choice but to act because business doesn’t meet zoning requirements.
But the owner isn’t giving up without a fight. Herman Gipson writes on his facebook page: “We are asking that everyone who has ever visited Gip’s backyard parties to please attend this Tuesday night’s Bessemer City Council meeting at Bessemer City Hall. The meeting begins at 7 pm.