Sky Lounge plans a name change, some want it shut down

Sky Lounge on Capitol Street is changing its name. The owner hopes the name change will provide a fresh start after the state Alcohol Beverage Control Administration temporarily took away the bar's liquor license after three people were shot there Sept. 22. The bar plans to reopen under the name Martini Bar, and the license has been restored, effective Wednesday. The bar hasn't officially reopened yet. That could come this weekend or Monday. Mayor Danny Jones has said he wants the bar permanently closed. Charleston's Board of Zoning Appeals will take up the issue when the board meets Oct. 11.