The downtown Chattanooga nightclub Coyote Jack's Saloon is getting a makeover that general manager Daniel Weaver said is a "necessary" change to make the club feel more safe and welcoming for everyone.

In a Facebook post on "The New Coyote Jacks of Chattanooga" page, Weaver wrote that the renovations at the nightclub would start on Tuesday. He said this would be the last weekend people could come out and enjoy the current venue before the nearly $500,000 renovations begin at 1400 Cowart St.

The club has come under fire in the community since its start over four years ago due to ongoing violence, including several shootings and homicides that have taken place at or around the club. The Chattanooga Police Department confirmed they responded to a "shots fired" call in the area of the club just this week on Sunday, Feb. 24, in the early morning hours.

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