Just a day after the Board of Supervisors announced new legislation regarding nightclub safety and a new focus on nightlife-serving parking lots, the SoMa club Fluid Ultra-Lounge (662 Mission Street) may have been the scene of yet another violent incident. The Examiner reports on a stabbing that occurred near an unnamed nightclub on the 600 block of Mission — as we discussed earlier, in the context of a recent armed robbery and shooting there, Fluid is the only big club on that block — which began as a fight between several male patrons in their 20s inside the club, after midnight Friday night.
The fight then spilled onto the 600 block of Howard Street, where a 25-year-old man was then found stabbed around 2 a.m. Saturday. The fight involved five or six other men. The victim is expected to survive his injuries.
Can the nightclub, whether it be Fluid or not, be blamed for the violence of its patrons? Perhaps not. But they can be blamed for letting in assholes with knives and giving them alcohol. And the police should clearly be patrolling this area a bit more around that 2 a.m. hour.
The new legislation, being proposed at today’s Board of Supervisors meeting, would require parking garages and lots within 1,000 feet of a nightclub to be staffed until 3 a.m. and to install better lighting.
Man stabbed in San Francisco just days after talk on nightclub safety [Examiner]
Earlier: Employee Shot During Robbery at Fluid Ultra-Lounge?
Updated: Nightclub Violence Results in Homicide at Temple in SoMa