Date: November 4, 2020
Contact: Captain Ronald Smith
Phone: (203) 230-4029
On November 1, 2020 at approximately 12:30a.m. Hamden Police responded to Dixwell Social Lounge, 940 Dixwell Avenue on the report of a “fight in progress.”
Upon arrival, officers could not access the parking lot, due to numerous parked motor vehicles. Officers subsequently observed approximately “500 people” on scene. The investigating officer reported that he didn’t observe anyone wearing a facial mask. Furthermore, that there was no social distancing. It took 5 officers nearly 30 minutes to clear the parking lot. Officers could not locate the participants involved in the fight.
Hamden Police promptly contacted Quinnipiack Valley Health District (QVHD) to report the public health law violations. QVHD officials subsequently cited Dixwell Social Lounge for 4 violations.
The violations include:
- Failing to ensure that customers are wearing masks, except when dining.
- Failing to ensure customers remain 6’ apart from each other.
- Permitting a large gathering inside establishment.
- Permitting a public health nuisance on your property.
On November 4th QVHD issued a cease and desist order on Dixwell Social Lounge. The establishment is closed indefinitely.