The Big Bloody: Nightclub Landlord is Aide to Governor Nixon

May 12, 2009 at 12:20 pm
Governor Jay Nixon
Governor Jay Nixon
The man who runs Gov. Jay Nixon's St. Louis office, Rex Burlison, is the owner of a downtown building that houses Club Society.

Last week, three men were gunned down shortly after leaving a concert at the nightclub at 325 S. 21st Street.

Hours after the triple homicide, St. Louis Public Safety Director Charles Bryson closed the club for an invalid occupancy permit. As KSDK Channel 5 reports, police have responded to dozens of calls to the club in the past two years.

Burlison, who also served under Nixon during his stint as attorney general, says he's worked with the club owners to control events.