Parlare security Ricardo Cueto, center, and Giovanni Escobar, right, check IDs and use a detection wand at the entry to the Parlare Euro Lounge to keep it free of weapons on 10th Street in midtown Sacramento on March 28, 2013. Jose Luis Villegas jvillegas@sacbee.com
Parlare security Ricardo Cueto, center, and Giovanni Escobar, right, check IDs and use a detection wand at the entry to the Parlare Euro Lounge to keep it free of weapons on 10th Street in midtown Sacramento on March 28, 2013. Jose Luis Villegas jvillegas@sacbee.com

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Sacramento nightclub, no longer able to serve liquor, decides to close

By Hannah Knowles

hknowles@sacbee.com

August 18, 2017 08:33 AM

A downtown Sacramento nightclub that had its liquor license suspended following a shooting last Friday has closed, the club said.

“With a heavy heart I am writing this post, effective immediately parlare lounge is no longer open for business,” a post on the lounge’s Facebook page announced.

The Parlare Euro Lounge’s license suspension, announced Thursday by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, resulted from a months-long investigation by the department and Sacramento police into a series of disorderly activities at the venue. Under the suspension, the business could not sell or serve alcohol and had to transfer its license to another entity or individual within a year or potentially have its license revoked, according to the ABC.

In the Aug. 11 shooting, a bouncer and patron at the lounge on 10th Street were injured after a dispute became violent. There also have been reports of fighting, public intoxication and disturbing the peace at the venue.

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The club will not reopen but is exploring transferring its liquor license, owner Dale Robertson told The Sacramento Bee in an email. However, he said, “nothing is set in stone.”

“Parlare wishes to thank all of our customers over the past decade for all the wonderful times, and many friendships that were formed,” Robertson said. “It is the end of an era and I hope our dedicated staff will continue to be successful in whatever they do.”

Hannah Knowles: 916-321-1141, @KnowlesHannah