Empire Cabaret surrenders liquor licence
The Empire Cabaret in Winnipeg — the site of a shooting and a deadly stabbing last fall — will not reopen.
The Winnipeg nightclub surrendered its liquor licence Friday afternoon.
The club had been scheduled for a hearing before the Manitoba Liquor Control Commission on Monday.
The club has been closed since November, when Jeff Engen, 24, died after being stabbed by another patron in the Empire.
No suspects have been identified in Engen's death, which reportedly involved a fight in the club.
In October, three men and a woman were injured when someone opened fire in the club early on the morning of Oct. 21.
A 22-year-old man was charged Wednesday with four counts of attempted murder, four counts of aggravated assault, as well as a variety of weapons offences and assaulting a police officer in connection to that shooting.