State shuts down Schenectady bar where stabbings occurred

November 29, 2012
Updated 11:32 a.m.
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Club XI, on North Broadway in Schenectady, was the sight of a weekend brawl that reportedly involved 100 people and led to the stabbings of two people.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Club XI, on North Broadway in Schenectady, was the sight of a weekend brawl that reportedly involved 100 people and led to the stabbings of two people.

— The state Liquor Authority has revoked the license of a club where a huge brawl resulted in two stabbings early Sunday.

Club XI at 11 N. Broadway was the scene at about 3:25 a.m. Sunday of a fight both inside and outside involving an estimated 100 people. During the fracas, Quentin S. Blunt, 33, of Schenectady was stabbed in the back and Jamel W. Carroll, 33, of the Bronx was stabbed in the leg.

No arrests have been made in the stabbings, but police said four people were arrested on disorderly conduct charges and one person on obstruction and resisting arrest charges for refusing to let police into the club to investigate.

The club has only been open for about a month and a half. The Schenectady Police Department and state Liquor Authority officials served the business with the revocation at about 5 p.m. Wednesday. Club XI will be able to reapply for a state liquor permit after 30 days, according to a press release from city police.

“I expect city businesses to operate in a responsible manner to ensure public safety," Mayor Gary McCarthy said in a statement. "If they fail to do so, we will leverage all resources available to us to take the necessary steps to close the business,” he said.

Club XI is the third establishment in recent months to be shut down following violent incidents. The Mason’s Club at 548 Schenectady St. had its license revoked after George C. Lloyd III, 24, was fatally shot outside the bar just after 4 a.m. on Oct. 27.

In that case, police announced the arrest of Timothy McFarland, 48, of 548 Schenectady St., for allegedly operating the business as an after-hours bar without the necessary permit, a violation-level offense. McFarland is due back in court on Dec. 10 at 9 a.m.

Also closed is Joe’s Bar at 1306 Fifth Ave. Rashad Robinson, 23, of Schenectady died after several shots were fired into a crowd outside the bar in November 2011.

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November 28, 2012
10:13 p.m.
wmarincic says...

I'm curious why your article makes it sound like the NY State ABC board did the investigating that caused the closure of this club when in fact more than 90% of the investigation was done by the Schenectady police?

November 29, 2012
12:10 p.m.
catherine9966 says...

wmarincic i don't think the article reads that way. the good news is they've lost their liquor license. and maybe the police will come more quickly when i call about disturbances there.

November 29, 2012
1:38 p.m.
safny says...

When I saw that the Mason's club had a liquor license, I had to wonder what goes on over at the SLA. Did anyone there ever see the place? And how is it that no one knew they were running an after hours club until the shooting? That place has after hours club written all over it. It's hardly where people go after a show at Proctor's. And Mayor McCarthy - nice of you to pile on. You are the mayor, so why don't you think of some ways to ensure that these places operate responsibly rather than waiting for another shooting, stabbing, etc.

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