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Epic Event Center to Stop Hosting Certain Events, Looks to Lease Space

Updated: 02/04/2014 10:44 PM
Created: 02/04/2014 5:20 PM KSTP.com
By: Cassie Hart

The downtown Minneapolis night club where a man was shot and killed in November is looking into discontinuing "certain nightclub activities," according to a statement released from Epic Event Center.

The night club is also looking into leasing the property, according to the City of Minneapolis Department of Licenses and Consumer Services.

Last month, the city along with the Minneapolis Police Department met with the owner of Epic Event Center to talk about the safety and security issues seen there.

The deadly shooting, that happened in early November, had the attention of the Minneapolis Police Chief

Police Chief Janeé Harteau walked with officers through downtown the night after 27-year-old Tyrone Washington was shot inside the nightclub during an argument.

The shooting happened during a rap concert, about an hour before bar close, according to police. Four people were later arrested.

Epic is expected to report back to the city with an update regarding plans for the event center by April.

Epic Event Center Release

Photo: Epic Night Club's Facebook Page

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