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A Look Back at Ibiza in NoMa — More than 30 lawsuits have been filed over defunct NoMa club Ibiza. The Washington City Paper details the fallout of one the suits between owner Steve Han and his former investors. [Washington City Paper]

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Cranes Arrive Near Waterfront Metro Station — Construction appears ready to start at 1001 4th Street SW, where Forest City will build an apartment building. Most of the construction is expected to wrap up by November 2016. [SWTLQTC]


Locals looking to own a piece of history from the defunct Ibiza club in NoMa have until next week to make a bid.

Everything left inside Ibiza at 1222 1st St. NE after it shut down in March is now listed in an auction ordered by a U.S. bankruptcy court.

The items include six plasma-screen televisions, crowd barricades and a glass chandelier. There’s also a professional sound system that “would make your ears ring,” and lighting equipment that “would bring everyone to the dance floor,” said Marie Jarvis, a spokeswoman for Rasmus Auctions, which is running the auction.

The online auction currently is live and accepting bids. Bidding will start to close at 1:07 p.m. next Wednesday.

Bidders are invited to preview items inside the former club next Tuesday from noon to 4 p.m.

In March, investigators from the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board ordered the closure of Ibiza after they observed overcrowding inside the club and a stairwell “packed with people loitering and drinking full-sized champagne bottles” at a concert featuring rap artist Future.

The owners also failed to obtain proper permits for venue, the board said.

Ibiza “blatantly, intentionally and willfully operated the establishment for months without a Public Hall License and other required licenses issued by the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs,” the board found.

The board later revoked the club’s liquor license in May.

Photos courtesy of Marie Jarvis of Rasmus Auctions


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