Saturday, February 12, 2011

Go-go on 5th Street NE

Residents I would like to bring to your attention the recent emergence of a Go-go in our community. Robert Brannum of the 5D CAC brought the venue to my attention earlier this week. I have since tried to contact the group behind the flyer below but to no avail. The building they are hosting the "She Taste Just Like Candy" event in tonight is the former Good Ground Good Life office located at 1915 5th Street NE. The event is open to all ages and ends at 12am. I have received no prior notification of this event or any plans to have a weekly go-go at this location as the flyer indicates.  

As many residents know the area near this building has been the home to shootings, robberies and a open air drug market in the 4th Street corridor, and we seem to finally be making progress in cleaning it up. While the specifics of the event and future plans are limited, Go-go's in general are known to draw large crowds and violence at times which is a combination for disaster in this area. This may or may not be the case for this event but the operator has already made a major misstep by not alerting the community of their plans.

Per DCRA's PIVS system the building was issued a certificate of occupancy for a office which means they can not legitimately operate an event venue. I will continue to investigate and update the community on this building and any future events. I ask that residents also let their voice be heard on this issue.

Flyer for tonights event.

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