From Brian Lockhart, CT Post:
Councilwoman Eneida Martinez is known for condemning the gun violence that plagues her East End district and for targeting and helping shutter local businesses considered trouble spots.
Then early Sunday morning a 21-year-old man was shot inside the social club Martinez manages, Keystone at 1798 Barnum Ave. Police said the young man stumbled outside, was hit by a fleeing car and died from his injuries at Bridgeport Hospital.
Suddenly Martinez was facing public questions and outrage on social media about what happened and being pressured to close.
“Shut it down,” state Sen. Marilyn Moore wrote on Facebook.
On Tuesday morning, Martinez told The Connecticut Post that Keystone was “officially done.”
“Effective today, Keystone will no longer be in business,” Martinez said. “I have to stand by my integrity and my history on violence in the community. … I have fought so long in the East End against violence such as this. Just because it’s an establishment I have ties to doesn’t make a difference. Keystone is closed permanently.”
Full story here.
Regarding the signage? “Bridgeport Social Club…..members only…..BYOB.” A concerned City Councilperson has managed the location since before COVID-19. How have “members” supported the operating expenses since such a gathering place was eliminated from public use, like the City Council chambers closed in deference to ZOOM? It appears that the Council person is telling the public with certainty that such operation is closed permanently, but how was it open when other “watering holes” in the community are closed? Time will tell.
Oust the Fig Newtons (CC) !
Trump is the defiler in Chief.
BYOB means, Bring your own blood.
Why was this place open that late and how much people were in this venue during covid???? These are questions people have been asking on social media. This situation is just sad
all the so called social clubs should be on lock down
C’mon Coach T, what does every Social Club have to do with the actions of this Social Club?
well Don it just seems that there are always issues with the Social Clubs……You don’t seem to get as much with the VFW or the knights of columbus
So does anyone think that is wrong having a Council Member fronting a place for Gus Curcio or is that just fine? It is Bridgeport
I hear you…..what is she doing being associated with that place???
*** Those type of social-clubs you need a weapon’s check to get in, its leave it home if your coming to the club. If I remember right, your not suppose to leave it in your car should your vehicle get broken into or stolen, so if you report that your weapon was in the car unattended & stolen you could lose your permit? (if you got one?) ***
“I have to stand by my integrity and my history on violence in the community. … I have fought so long in the East End against violence such as this. Just because it’s an establishment I have ties to doesn’t make a difference. Keystone is closed permanently.” WOW!👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀