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Chippewa Street bar shut down after weekend stabbing

Buffalo police on Monday shut down The Night Club Bar, a spot at 45 W. Chippewa St., because of a stabbing and other weekend incidents there.

Mayor Byron W. Brown noted that the city in recent years has closed four establishments around the city.

"The city government has taken action against establishments that do not protect the safety of the customers of that bar," Brown said.

The closing of the Night ClubBar was ordered after a man suffered injuries during a stabbing in the bar at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday, apparently during a fight, according to Michael J. DeGeorge, spokesman for the mayor and police department. There was also a fight in the bar's parking lot on Sunday morning, according to DeGeorge.

Buffalo police were continuing to investigate to determine if those incidents were related, DeGeorge said.

No arrests had been made in connection with either of those incidents.

The establishment, located between Franklin and Pearl streets, was formerly known as 4Play Nightclub. The building at 45 West Chippewa is owned by Crazy Horse Development Inc., according to city property records.

In June, the city temporarily shut down The Lodge Bar & Grill, 79 W. Chippewa, for a week following a massive brawl started inside the bar and spilled into the street.


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