BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Supporters of and attorneys representing Club Zen, where a man was stabbed to death over the weekend, defended the business Wednesday, saying the night spot was not a nuisance.
More than 30 supporters of the club on Morris Avenue packed Wednesday's Birmingham City Council Public Safety Committee meeting. The committee was expected to make a recommendation to the full city council whether or not they think the club's license should be revoked.
Saturday night, police said Kelvin Felder, 21, was stabbed during a fight with another patron. Felder died a few hours later at the hospital.
His mother, Tomeka Sims, said Felder was celebrating a decision to leave Jacksonville State University and join the Air Force. Felder was a graduate of Clay-Chalkville High School.
Felder's death was the second murder at that location in the last two years. In June 2007, a man was stabbed to death and two others wounded outside what was then known as "The Station."