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Violence in the Warehouse District flares up during 'Restaurant Week'

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

More after hours violence in the Warehouse District is once again causing more concerns among patrons and merchants.

This latest incident happening around 2:00 a.m. Saturday morning in front of the Anatomy Nite Club where hours earlier the new restaurant Tomo just next door was featured on the 19 Action News segment promoting downtown Restaurant Week.

"It concerns us very much that will effect the perception of our restaurant," said one merchant.

Police say the all out brawl-- with guns, knives and beer bottles began inside Club Anatomy before spilling outside. According to one witness, during those moments any body unfortunate enough to be in the area could become a victim.

"Somebody was just shooting a gun up in the air," said one patron.

As bad as it was the worst was not captured on video as a man is beaten unconscious by the mob.

"Then someone took off his pants and ran away with them he was in the middle of the street knocked out," said another patron.

The street patrols conducted by the Cleveland Alliance do make a difference -- but is more needed to convince folks the Warehouse District is a safe place to spend a night out on the town?

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