Vibe Lounge liquor license revoked, deemed ‘public nuisance’ after April shooting

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PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE)- The Vibe Lounge in Pawtucket officially lost its liquor license Tuesday.

The City’s Board of Licenses voted to revoke the Broad Street lounge’s liquor license after an April shooting caused a large disturbance.

The lounge was deemed a ‘public nuisance’ after a clubgoer was shot multiple times inside of the nightclub.

Pawtucket Police said there were multiple reports of shots fired from inside of the lounge, along with hostile patrons and staff.

When officers arrived, they found a 32-year-old man who was shot five times.

During Tuesday’s hearing, police described the scene they found when they responded on that Friday night in April.

“Four to five males exit the backdoor of the Vibe Lounge, it seemed like they were in a heated discussion. They proceeded to the parking lot,” said an officer who responded to the scene.

“One of the security guards comes out, tried to break them up, at one point one of the males sucker-punched the security guard. He fell to the ground, the four to five males jumped on top of those two and they continued punching kicking, some were trying to pull guys off of each other.”

An attorney representing the club said they plan to appeal the decision to the Department of Business Regulation.

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