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ABCA extends Impulse liquor license suspension

By Staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The state Alcohol Beverage Control Administration has suspended a Charleston nightclub's liquor license for 10 more days while it continues to investigate a recent stabbing there.

The suspension for Impulse nightclub, at 205 Capitol St., began Thursday and lasts until Feb. 17, said ABCA spokesman Gig Robinson.

This continues a previous 10-day suspension that began Jan. 28 and expired Wednesday, Robinson said.

ABCA Commissioner Ronald Moats decided more time would be needed to gather evidence related to the stabbing of an 18-year-old man outside the club early Jan. 27.

Robinson said Moats would consider the club's entire track record before making a decision on its future.

"At that point he will look at how many other violations have occurred there and what frequency," Robinson said. "A lot of things go into the investigation."

Earlier this month, Charleston Mayor Danny Jones said he would revoke the club's conditional-use business permit because its owners repeatedly failed to keep patrons safe. He cited previous acts of violence and vandalism there since the club opened in 2007.


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