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District Attorney Voices Concerns About Local Club

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala has new concerns about a local club where a shooting took place two weekends ago.

On Tuesday, Zappala and Pittsburgh City Solicitor Dan Regan went to Club Zen in Station Square in anticipation of a meeting tomorrow with the owners.

Club Zen made headlines when Shaka McGhie was shot while celebrating his 21st birthday in October.

Since then, investigators have questions about the club’s operations. It closes at 3 a.m. under a liquor license for clubs and catering clubs and must be organized as a club or a fraternal club.

“They made representations to liquor control and enforcement which they’re going to have to prove to us,” Zappala said.

“And if they did misrepresent their type of business or their type of clientele and it’s not really fraternal organizations or persons who would be the subject of the catering business, then we’ll contest their license,” he added.

Zappala also said he has concerns about how the club pays its drink tax obligation.

“We’re working closely with the district attorney to try to get the operator of this particular club to take steps to abate the issues that are occurring here,” Regan said.

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