City Paper is not for tourists
Early Sunday morning, a gentleman was shot at the Island Cafe on the 800 block of Upshur Street NW. You know what that means: Cops shut the place down, the city liquor authorities shut the place down for even longer, and the politicians come out of the woodwork.
Within the next few minutes Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser will appear in front of the restaurant for the ritual posting of the club’s upcoming booze-board hearing date.
From Bowser’s press release:
“I have heard from Petworth residents, ANC Commissioners and members of the Metropolitan Police Department about their concerns about this club.” said Councilmember Bowser. “This club has been cited for violations for a number of years. I commend the Chief of Police and the ABRA Board for taking swift action with this club until the investigation is complete. This is an action that will keep our residents and neighborhoods safer.”
Grahamstanding: It’s not just for Jim Graham anymore.