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Scottsdale Seeking Increased Security at Nightlife Venues Following Recent Violence

Anyone who's been waiting for the other shoe to drop in Scottsdale's nightlife scene following the violence at Martini Ranch this past weekend, take note: It's in the process of going down.

Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane released a statement earlier this week indicating that he and other city officials will attempt to pass a municipal ordinance increasing security requirements at bars, clubs, and other nightlife-oriented businesses within the city. The move comes in response to the stabbing of a 34-year-old Martini Ranch patron early Monday morning at the Old Town venue.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.