Cabana Club Hollywood Shooting
There was a shooting at Cabana Club last week. I think this brings up the great topic of what kind of crowd a club owner is willing to accept into his/her venue. Times are TOUGH in Hollywood right now and nightclub owners still have to pay crazy rent each month. I think this leads them to bring in promoters that bring in a less than desirable clientele. It’s the classic short term vs long term dilemma. Short term you will have a decent amount of money generated on these nights to help with your rent, costs, ect. Long term, something like a shooting can happen and literally kill your venue’s name for any future parties leaving you even worse off than before. Time will tell if Cabana Club can recover from this or if they will have to throw in the towel and start remodeling.
Below article from the LATIMES.com January 31st.
A man was hospitalized early this morning after being struck by what appears to be random gunfire while standing outside a Hollywood nightclub, authorities said.
Two of the officers who responded to the shooting outside the Cabana Club were injured when a nearby crowd threw rocks and bottles at them, Los Angeles Police Sgt. Enrique Mendoza said.
Officers found a man about 24 years old with a gunshot wound to his left foot when they arrived at the club on Ivar Avenue just south of Sunset Boulevard about 2:30 a.m., Mendoza said.
The victim was transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in stable condition.
Witnesses reported seeing a white Dodge Charger leave the scene, Mendoza said. It was not known how many suspects were involved and no descriptions were available.