Gip's Place Bessemer http://apr.org en Fans of Blues Joint Show Support at City Meeting http://apr.org/post/fans-blues-joint-show-support-city-meeting <p>About 100 supporters of a popular blues establishment in Bessemer packed a city council meeting in an effort to persuade city officials to allow the club to remain open.<br><br>Many in the audience Tuesday night spoke in support of Gip's Place and its proprietor, Henry "Gip" Gipson.<br><br>Bessemer police shut down the club last week. Authorities say it's not properly zoned and has been operating illegally.<br> Wed, 08 May 2013 13:34:26 +0000 The Associated Press 29969 at http://apr.org Fans of Blues Joint Show Support at City Meeting