PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A Providence nightclub described as a “drain on police resources” has been allowed to re-open for now.

The state’s Department of Business Regulation said Friday that The Vault Lounge can re-open pending a full hearing expected early next year.

Police Sgt. David Tejada says the club “has been a continual drain on police resources” since it opened. Attorneys for the city cite incidents of people urinating and defecating outside the club.

Attorneys for the club have said that they aren’t being treated fairly. Vault attorney Nicholas Hemond called the city board’s liquor license renewal process a “sham” and a “show” during a hearing this week.

WPRI-TV reports that Vault has been sanctioned at least eight times by the licensing board since 2013 for violations.

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