Tavares Rynardo Walker, 42, and Quantanell l Quana Walker, 35, were both accused on Sunday of running an unlicensed bottle club.

A husband and wife were arrested after an unlicensed stripper nightclub was searched in a mall at 944 N. Arlington Road, the Jacksonville sheriff’s office said.

Tavares Rynardo Walker, 42, and Quantanell l Quana Walker, 35, were both accused on Sunday of running an unlicensed bottle club, keeping a place that sells alcoholic beverages, and not having a license for dance entertainment.

Police said they had received numerous complaints about a nightclub in the mall north of the Arlington Expressway and investigators were dispatched shortly after 2 a.m., the reports said. The officers paid a nominal fee of $ 20 to get into the club. They learned that they could bring or buy alcohol to drink.

The facility “also hosted and promoted adult entertainment” without a proper license, the reports say.

Both arrest reports said the Walkers ran the facility regularly, with a cabinet that held several bottles of alcohol, mugs, and a cooler with ice in the back. Two “strippers” were inside and said they were “here just to make money”.

Quantanell Walker told officials that her husband had rented the nightclub for birthday parties and fashion shows and called it an “event center”. However, he refused to answer questions, the arrest reports said. He was also cited for numerous fire code violations and injunctions, while additional arrests were made at the club on unrelated allegations not set out in the report.