Charleston Mayor Danny Jones wants to shut down the Impulse bar at 205 Capitol St. following a brawl in the wee hours of Sunday.
The news account said someone stabbed a teenager four times. This led to the suspension of the bar's liquor license for 10 days.
"It's just another incident at the crime factory," Jones said.
A month earlier, miscreants attacked two men outside the bar.
Over the years, the site has had a series of restaurants, nightclubs and bars, which have all tried to overcome the depopulation of downtown Charleston after dark.
In the 1990s, Jones operated an upscale restaurant there, so he knows full well what any bar is up against.
Impulse succeeded Banana Joe's, which opened in 2003 as part of an Ohio-based chain of such bars.
Mayor Jones moved against Banana Joe's after it hosted the filming of a "Girls Gone Wild" video.
In 2007, after much hesitation, Jones supported the efforts by Janet Amores to replace Banana Joe's with her bar called Impulse.
The plan then was to make the bar upscale, complete with a dress code.
"It will be a classy place for people to come to after dinner or the country club," Amores said in 2007.
"I hope it will be a place for someone like the mayor or governor to come to. It's not going to be sleazy. Definitely no wet T-shirt contests."
That was a terrific idea, but unfortunately there is not enough of an upscale population in Charleston to make a go of it.
Five years after Impulse opened, it has become a trouble spot.