Club Evo closure story, as told by KC Prosecuting Attorney’s Office

Just into the e-box, the monthly Prosecutor’s Post from King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg and staff. The stories in it include the office’s view of how the Club Evo closure in White Center unfolded (though it includes the wrong neighborhood name):

When an unlicensed youth dance hall known as Club Evolucion (located in the Skyway [sic] neighborhood) became a magnet for gang activity, neighborhood groups enlisted the help of the King County Sheriff’s Office, the King County Department of Development and Environmental Services (DDES) and the PAO’s Civil Division to seek a permanent injunction, prohibiting it from operating for failing to comply with various land use and building code requirements.

Late last fall, Club Evolucion’s out-of-state owner was personally served with notice of King County’s civil injunction petition. Last month, King County Superior Court Judge Leroy McCullough signed a permanent injunction precluding the Club or any similar business from operating at the Club Evolucion location without proper regulatory oversight. KCSO statistics reflect that neighborhood crime levels have fallen since the Club closed its doors.

That was reiterated at the last meeting of the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council.

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2 Responses to “Club Evo closure story, as told by KC Prosecuting Attorney’s Office”

  1. I agree, downtown White Center does feel a lot safer since last fall. My husband and I were just looking at the space the other day thinking how great it would be to have a community event space there… without the gang activity.

  2. I have talked to the owner, and he plans on opening up again in July.