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The District Night Club to Remain Closed Indefinitely After 5 Stabbed in Adams Morgan

by Prince Of Petworth January 27, 2014 at 11:00 am 13 Comments

2400 block of 18th Street, District located at 2473 18th Street, NW

From an email by ABRA Director Fred P. Moosally to Council Member Jim Graham:

“Please be advised that the Licensee has withdrawn its request for a Summary Suspension hearing. As such, there will be no Summary Suspension hearing on Monday, January 27. The establishment’s liquor license will remain suspended indefinitely.”

On Jan. 1st MPD reported:

“At approximately 330 this morning, members from the Metropolitan Police Department were summoned to the “District” nightclub at 2473 18th Street, N.W., for the report of an aggravated assault involving multiple victims. Once on the scene, police units located four adult males and one adult female suffering from various stab wounds/ lacerations.”

  • Anonymous

    is this another new stabbing from the weekend, or more follow up on an old stabbing?

    • AdMo

      The fifth sentence in, “On Jan. 1st MPD reported:” probably gives you your answer.

  • The Real Jason

    That old photo of Asylum evoked a momentary blast of precious memories. RIP.

    • JS

      Amen. Losing that place still hurts — easily the best bar in DC.

  • Anonymous

    It’s okay the owners of Fed were just using the old name District to help get people to come to the space. They’ll reopen it in a few months under the name “Zeppelin”

    • Ward One Resident

      Not unless they want to go through the process of trying to get their license back.

  • hiphopanonymous

    Another Admo “restaurant” bites it because of violence. Anyone ever go there for a meal? Hard to believe they were operating on a restaurant liquor license, meanwhile newer actual restaurants can’t get new licenses because of the moratorium.

    • textdoc

      I can’t remember… do liquor licenses “convey” with a given space/premises? If so, maybe that’s how they get around it.
      I remember when that space was named “Chloe,” but I can’t remember what it was before that.

      • dunning-kruger

        At some point before it was “Showboat” I believe they also shut down when someone got stabbed. Its just a stabby building clearly.

    • Ward One Resident

      That was actually the first night that “District” had been open in more than a year and the first time under the new ownership group.

    • Anonymous

      I had friends of one of the old partners and we would watch Redskins on the “Saki level” here and there. The bar food was actually pretty decent. I went to the basement and top floor club once when we got hooked up and wanted to leave almost immediately.

  • Anonymous

    Saki is back?!

  • Nathan

    Indefinitely, as in Phil Robertson was suspended from Duck Dynasty indefinitely or indefinitely indefinitely. The word seems to have several meanings these days.


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