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Khartoum Will Have Karaoke, DJ Wednesday Through Saturday

The Campbell City Council unanimously approved the live entertainment permit.

, an incorporated Campbell business for the last 28 years will for the first time be allowed to have a DJ and karaoke from Wednesday to Saturday, 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

At the Sept. 4 Campbell City Council meeting, council unanimously approved the live entertainment permit that Khartoum owner Laurie Brigham had applied for.

"The police department supports the live entertainment permit, with the stipulation that on the nights of the live entertainment a public nuisance or there are significant calls for service the police department would have the authority to prohibit live entertainment from continuing," said Campbell Police Sgt. Joe Cefalu.

Campbell Councilman Rich Waterman wanted to know how this application differed from .

"A year ago, was talking about live music and there was quite a bit of controversy. Has there been any issues based on that live music?" Waterman asked Campbell police at the meeting.

"We do still get calls regarding the live entertainment," Cefalu said. "But this business is unique in that it is set back and this (DJ/karaoke) is a little different from a three or four-piece band." 

The establishment received an approval for a Conditional Use Permit on Feb. 14, 2012 that allowed live entertainment, limited to DJs and karaoke but needed to attain a permit from the police as well, per city municipal code 5.24. Brigham paid the $866.00 permit fee and underwent a background check.

The space where the DJ will be playing is across from the main bar and approximately 8 by 5 feet wide. 

Mary Linduska September 05, 2012 at 01:39 PM
Khartoum has been in business a lot more than 28 years. I was hanging out there when I was 28 and am now 62. My 25 year old daughter now hangs out there. It's a mainstay in Campbell.
Mayra Flores de Marcotte September 05, 2012 at 02:42 PM
Mary, thanks for that. We have clarified the article to reflect the 28 years Khartoum has been incorporated, and not in business. Speaking of which, what was it like when you first started going there? Has a lot changed or is it still similar to what you first experienced? What brings you (and now your daughter) back? Thanks for reading!

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