As this blog has reported many times on, the Stadium Club is back in the news. This time, though, it isn’t about “draining of police resources” or trash on the streets or the fact that is next to a neighborhood. This time its about how it came about (here is a primer on the ANC’s view of them when they were first proposed). The Stadium Club, according to WAMU, the money used to build the Stadium Club was actually from a city grant of nearly $330,000 supposed to go to provide job training services for those with HIV/AIDs by redeveloping two warehouses, one with the same exact address as the Stadium Club. The organization that took the grant, Miracle Hands, is headed by Debra Rowe, the city’s former HIV/AIDS Housing Administrator. Rowe was fired by the city back in 2008.
Many residents in the area have argued against the Stadium Club’s relocation to Queen’s Chapel Road NE since there are already several clubs in the Ward, in fact, DC Star is located next door.