Crowds and noise levels were some of the top complaints from neighbors against the bar.
Managers said they’ve changed the way they do business, but those changes weren’t enough for people living nearby. About 30 residents signed a protest petition to shut the bar down.
Tropical Liqueurs management said it did what the neighbors asked, even if it hurt business. They’ve cleaned-up trash, stopped playing music on the patio past 11 p.m., hired extra security on the weekends, stopped allowing take-out drinks, and even closed its doors at midnight.
“At the end of the day, we just didn't know what else we could do to make the neighbors happy,” said Billy Thompson, co-owner of Tropical Liqueurs.
Trops has 30 days to appeal the decision in court. Its owners said they want to stay in St. Louis and have considered reopening in other surrounding neighborhoods.