The owners of Fusion Ultra Lounge, a University District night spot that has been troublesome for police, have voluntarily decided to close the establishment, according to a news release from Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s office.
Late last month, both Seattle police and the Seattle City Attorney’s Office wrote to the state Liquor Control Board asking that the club’s liquor license be suspended.
Below is the text of the release from the mayor’s office:
Today’s closure of Club Fusion is good news for the University District. Club Fusion had exhibited a pattern of violent events that made it a public safety hazard for both residents and visitors to the neighborhood. Last week, the City requested an emergency suspension of their liquor license following a shooting that sent two teenagers to the hospital. We are pleased that the owners decided to voluntarily and permanently close Club Fusion. Moving forward, we will continue to work with the Seattle Police Department and our partners at the Washington State Liquor Control Board to maintain a safe and vibrant nightlife throughout Seattle.