McFadden’s to keep its doors closed after stabbing

McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon, a popular bar near campus, will not reopen after it was forced to closed last month. Hatchet File Photo
Updated: Jan. 6, 2015 at 9:45 p.m.

McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon will not reopen after a stabbing at the bar in December left five people seriously injured.

Patrick Kennedy, the chairman of the Foggy Bottom and West End Advisory Neighborhood Commission, said Monday night that the popular campus restaurant would remain closed. Rebecca Coder, another member of the Foggy Bottom ANC, confirmed the closing, CBS D.C. reported.

“I had heard much of the same thing from other people before hand,” Kennedy said in an interview. “Even if they wanted to come back, it was very difficult for them to toe that road.”

Kennedy also announced the closure in a series of tweets Monday night.

The bar was ordered to close for 96 hours last week, and the D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Board later suspended its liquor license.

On Friday, the Metropolitan Police Department released photos of two persons of interest who may be connected to the stabbing, announcing a $1,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of the possible suspects.

All five victims of the assault are excepted to survive.

McFadden’s did not respond to multiple requests for comment. Steve O’Brien, a lawyer who Kennedy said is representing McFadden’s, also did not return requests for comment.

This post was updated to reflect the following correction:
The Hatchet incorrectly reported that MPD released photos of two persons of interest in the stabbing case on Saturday. The department released them on Friday. We regret this error.

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