gavel.jpgA judge today ordered a San Francisco nightclub that was the site of a fatal shooting earlier this year to close permanently.

Superior Court Judge Peter Busch this morning made permanent his injunction against Club Suede, a Fisherman’s Wharf-area club at 383 Bay St., according to City Attorney Dennis Herrera’s office.

Busch had issued a preliminary injunction on Sept. 28.

Herrera had sought the closure following the Feb. 7 fatal shooting of 19-year-old Lawon Hall, of Richmond, outside the club.

Herrera cited that murder but also prior violence, vandalism, noise and security problems at the club in recent years.

Club owners agreed to temporarily shutter the establishment after the February killing and did not oppose today’s order, according to Herrera spokesman Jack Song.

“This agreement protects the safety of nightclub goers and neighbors, and assures fair treatment to the vast majority of law-abiding entertainment venues that comprise one of San Francisco’s most vibrant economic sectors,” Herrera said in a statement.

Ari Burack, Bay City News

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