Club Zen Closes Doors For Good

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A popular Station Square nightclub in permanently closed for business.

Club Zen was closed over the weekend, at the urging of the district attorney, because of recent violence and other concerns.

On Monday, the club’s owners said it is closed for good.

“Today’s proceeding was just Mr. Norman recognizing he’s [going to] close his establishment pursuant to the landlord’s request, even though he did nothing to violate the lease in any regard,” attorney Fred Rabner said.

Rabner’s client, Michael Norman, threw in the towel and agreed to close Club Zen over safety concerns.

“Mr. Norman took more than enough precautions to safeguard his establishment,” Rabner said.

The Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office saw things differently.

Forest City Enterprises owns the property where the club was located. They were also upset with what they had learned about the club.

“Very, very upset with some of the [activities] that we found out were going on at the club. Of course, there was a shooting. Prior to that, there was another incident,” Paul Burke said.

The shooting of 21-year-old Shaka McGhie was the final straw.

The District Attorney’s Office closed the club’s doors. However, the establishment has other issues including alleged problems with back drink taxes and liquor license issues.

There are no current plans to move the club to another venue.


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One Comment

  1. Christian Halas says:

    I’m glad I lived my night club years when I did (90s). The clubs rocked (Strip Discrict Bars, Chauncy’s, Donzi’s, Pete’s Wildlife in Pkwy Center etc.) Sure there were some fist fights among the guys when someone was hitting on someone’s girlfirend or ex-gf, but I don’t remember any shootings. If there were they were few and far between. It’s unfortunate there are no longer many places to go out and have a good time, meet people and not have to worry about being shot.

  2. 1-2-3 says:

    Hope they collect that drink tax that was unpaid.

  3. Charles says:

    “Have a nice day cafe” baby

  4. Critter says:

    The “undesirables” will just move to another club. This has been going on for years. Chaunceys, Metropol, get the picture. The Triangle bar closed in Mt Oliver hence the stampede to south side.

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