Downtown D.C. club where actor Anwan Glover was stabbed loses liquor license


File: Actor Anwan Glover, best known for his role in HBO's "The Wire," was stabbed at Cafe Asia in Washington, D.C. (Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

The D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Board voted unanimously on Wednesday to summarily suspend the liquor license for Club Asia, the downtown Washington club where actor Anwan Glover was stabbed on Sunday.

The 7-0 ruling, made in closed session, means the club, in the 1700 block of I Street NW, cannot serve alcohol if its owner decides to reopen after a 96-hour closure order expires at 6 p.m. Friday. The club includes a restaurant.

An attorney for the club, Andrew Kline, said he will await formal notice of the board’s decision to be served before a decision is made. The next step would be to appeal the board’s decision in a public hearing held before the same panel. Kline declined to comment further.

D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier ordered the club closed under an emergency decree after Glover — a 41-year-old actor who appeared in the television series “The Wire” and in the Oscar-winning movie “12 Years a Slave” — was stabbed during a fight at a packed event.

Glover told WTTG-TV (Fox-5) that he was a bystander walking by as others fought. A D.C. police report says that he was hit on the head, fell down and was then kicked, punched and stabbed.

Lanier criticized club security, saying they interfered with police and the crime scene. No arrests have been made.

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