La Hacienda closed after fire code inspection

La Hacienda Event Center was forced to close by Midland County officials over the weekend following findings of fire code violations by the State Fire Marshal’s Office.

But an employee of the venue who answered the phone on Tuesday afternoon said the venue had reopened. An owner and an attorney for the business did not respond to messages seeking comment as of this writing.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office found problems with the sprinkler and fire alarm systems, blocked or difficult-to-open exit doors, and wiring issues, agency spokesman Jerry Hagins said. Hagins said the state inspectors turned over their findings to Midland County officials, who ordered the closure until the problems were fixed and re-inspected.

State and Midland County officials could not confirm as of this writing that inspectors had cleared the reopening.

CBS-7 first reported the Saturday closure of La Hacienda for multiple fire code violations, quoting Israel Guardiola, an attorney for La Hacienda, who said the venue was seeking clarity on the necessary fixes. The news station reported crews were working on overhead sprinklers.

The annual Permian High School Band Cabaret Concert originally slated to be at the La Hacienda venue on Thursday has been moved to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Midland Horseshoe Pavilion.

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