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Community Support comes out for Waid’s Haitian Cuisine Bar & Lounge

Posted on March 1, 2014 by communityofafricatown


Community supporters and customers rallied to support Waid Sainvil whose lounge faced a threat of closure.

You can view a majority of that EastPAC meeting here

A meeting was held on Thursday February 27 at Seattle U’s Chardin Hall Room 145 to hear comments regarding an attempt to close “Waid’s” Haitian Cuisine Bar & Lounge, owned by Waid Sainvil.

The EastPAC meeting was being held due to what the City of Seattle claims are various club ‘violations’, and the nightclub has since been threatened with closure.

Waid said “It’s a black thing,” and that “this is the only place in Seattle where black people from all over hang out.”

In attendance along with the lounge owner, were friends and community leaders and supporters of Waids, EastPAC,Officer David Stitt, the Washington State Liquor Control Enforcement representative, Bill Reddy, who coordinates the City of Seattle Nightlife Premises Regulatory Enforcement Unit. Also present to brief you on the City’s activity relating to this matter will be the East Precinct City Attorney Liaison, Matt York.

View EastPAC meeting

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