PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A Providence club has reopened after a stabbing outside the business and an appearance before the city’s board of licenses this weekend.
The Providence Board of Licenses (BOL) ordered Club Desire on Franklin Square to be shut down for 72 hours. The BOL’s chairman, Dylan Conley, says the decision can be overruled by police under certain conditions.
Conley said of the closure, “out of an abundance of caution we just want to create a cooling off period.”
Providence Police Major David Lapatin says the club reopened Sunday because there’s no threat to public safety.
Nick Hemond is a lawyer who says he’s representing the club. According to Hemond, the club provided video and sworn statements to show the business had nothing to do with the incident and should be allowed to open.
Lapatin said a person was stabbed outside of the establishment on Saturday. He confirmed the incident involved the Hells Angels.
The victim suffered not life threatening injuries.
Police say 33-year-old William Ingram-Hughes was charged with disorderly conduct as a result of the altercation.
The incident is still under investigation.
Another hearing with the BOL is scheduled to take place on Monday. Conley says it is unclear whether the meeting will go on as scheduled.