The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board's hearing on whether to suspend the license of Mood Lounge (1318 9th Street, NW) is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Friday, January 13. The hearing will be held in Room 400S of the District's Reeves Building, located at 2000 14th Street, NW.
The hearing stems from a double stabbing that occurred outside of the club in the early morning of Friday, December 30, 2011. After the stabbing, the Chief of Police ordered Mood Lounge closed for a 96-hour period, and the ABC Board summarily suspended Mood Lounge's license on January 3. In its notice of suspension, the ABC Board stated that there were 61 police calls related to Mood Lounge in the past year, and 31 of those calls were classified as disorderly conduct.
View the summary suspension notice on the ANC2F website here: http://www.anc2f.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/S2nd-floor-12010317000.pdf
The hearing notice from the ABRA website is here: http://abra.dc.gov/DC/ABRA/About+ABRA/News+Room/Press+Releases/Calendar+Before+the+ABC+Board,+January+13,+2012+-+Summary+Suspension+of+Mood+Lounge