Mayor Nutter aims to close Felton Supper Club for good

The Felton Supper Club has been a familiar scene for police the past few years.

The Feltonville nightclub where nine people were shot early yesterday morning had recently been granted a petition to reopen after a court order shuttered its doors early this year due to persistent violence and L&I violations, officials said yesterday.  

The Felton Supper Club on the 4800 block of Rising Sun Avenue was open for only a few weeks before two men exiting the venue shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday fired 18 rounds into a crowd of people following a dispute out front. Five women and four men, with ages ranging from 19 to 35, were hit. All are in stable condition.

“We’re not putting up with this crap anymore at this location or anywhere around the city,” said Mayor Michael Nutter at a news conference yesterday.  “We will push the line right up to the line to make sure the place stays closed.”

Witnesses estimated that a thousand people were outside of the club when the shooting occurred.

“[The club-goers] are out at all hours — 5 a.m., making lots of noise. Sometimes there’s fights,” said Isabele, an employee of the neighboring Fabio’s Chicken Restaurant, who declined to give her last name.

The city is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the two suspects, who are described as African-Americans between the ages of 18 and 20.

In December 2010, a man was shot inside the club, and this past January someone was killed.  

“It’s been bad in the past, but last night was about as bad as it can get,” said the Fabio’s employee.


Bike-sharing is in Philadelphia's future

The B-Cycle bike that Philadelphia will use is already part of bike-sharing services across the nation and in Santiago, Chile.


On newly released tape, 'Squeaky' Fromme says was…

Manson Family member Squeaky Fromme told a mental health examiner in newly released interview the "X" she carved in her forehead was meant to separate her from "the system."


New York-based Century 21 store coming to The…

The former Strawbridge & Clothier building will once again host a department store. City officials on Thursday announced New York-based Century 21 Department Stores will…


Electric Zoo tickets on sale Tuesday as festival…

Electric Zoo tickets go on sale Tuesday. The festival announced plans to amp up security after two attendees died last year from apparent drug overdoses.


Tribeca: Nikki Reed on going funny for a…

"Intramural" star Nikki Reed talks about being the straight person in a broad comedy, spending time in Austin and how "Thirteen" was a "miracle."

The Word

Taylor Swift has a hard time leaving the…

We're entranced by these photos of poor Taylor Swift leaving her Tribeca apartment.


Interview: 'The Quiet Ones' star Sam Claflin on…

"Hunger Games" co-star Sam Claflin talks about his new horror film "The Quiet Ones," plus how technology connects him with fans.

Going Out

Spend an evening in Franklin Square

Support historic Franklin Square on May 15 during the sixth annual Evening in Franklin Square soiree. The evening includes dinner, dancing, a silent auction and…


Tony Gwynn Jr. a nice surprise for Phillies

Tony Gwynn Jr. has been a plus in every way for the Phillies.


2014 NFL Mock Draft: Updated, new April 24…

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Updated, new April 24 version


5 infamous pitcher ejections for cheating

Never fear Yankees fans, Michael Pineda is far from the first MLB pitcher to be thrown out of a game for cheating.


Four things the Flyers must do to win…

It's do or die for the Flyers. Well, almost.


Hai Street Kitchen opening in Rittenhouse May 22

Japanese cuisine will get a Chipotle-style twist at Hai Street Kitchen & Co., a new casual, quick-food restaurant opening near Rittenhouse Square on May 22.…


New study: Inside the wage gap between boys…

According to a new study, there's a wage gap between boys and girls, with boys earning more allowance for less chores.


From Apple TV to Fire TV, big changes…

Apple is set to launch a new generation of it's Apple TV, which grossed over $1 billion in 2013. But competition from Amazon and Google looms.


Katy Perry releases a new Claire’s collection

Katy Perry expands her empire by releasing an accessories collection at Claire's.