…doesn’t mean that the nightclub doesn’t deserve it, Dan.
In a move that is sure to rile Seattle’s hipster crowd, Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels wants to shut down another Belltown nightclub.
Nickels said it was not an attempt to extinguish all night life in Seattle but a public safety issue.
Nickels has asked the state Liquor Control Board to suspend the license of Ximaica, a bar at Second Avenue and Blanchard Street, after an alleged incident last month in which two patrons were allowed to enter the club while brandishing guns. Club employees failed to call 911, according to security at a neighboring club.
I know this club (I live within a few blocks) and they’re fucking clowns. They have fights every night (almost), and their music is plainly audible from a block away. All of this says “please shut me down” in no uncertain terms. They’ve been asking for it.
Also, you gotta love the first line of that P-I article. Right after midnight, it read “sure to rile Seattle’s non-voting hipster crowd,” but I guess they thought that was pouring it on a bit much.