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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

UPDATED: Lux Lounge Landlord to Terminate Lease after Shooting

UPDATE (July 2, 7pm): A tweet from D.C.'s Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) says Lux Lounge's liquor license was summarily suspended today.

Douglas Development, the landlord of 649 New York Avenue NW, will terminate the lease of Lux Lounge, it was announced at the meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Committee (ANC) 6E/Shaw last night (July 1). Lux Lounge was the site of a large-scale brawl that started inside the club and ended in a shooting. The shooting occured just outside the club after the brawlers were ejected at about 3:30am Saturday morning (June 29), according to a report in the Washington Times.
Screenshot of Lux Lounge Website

According to information disclosed at the ANC meeting, one person was shot in the melee, one was injured with a broken bottle, and one person was left unconscious.

After the incident, DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier invoked emergency police powers to order the club closed for 96 hours.

ANC6E Commissioner Rachello Nigro (district 04) said at the meeting that Douglas Development had given Lux Lounge the legally-required 120 days notice to vacate the property.

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