Deuces T&T to Stay Closed

T&T Bar, 4691 Hawthorne StreetFrom the Inquirer today:

A preliminary injunction was granted yesterday by Common Pleas Judge Idee Fox to keep Deuces Lounge, the Frankford bar formerly known as T&T Lounge, closed after a court action to keep it closed for a year expired in March.

Police supervisors, detectives and a member of City Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez’s office testified that they received numerous complaints or responded to several calls for service at the bar, on Hawthorne Street near Margaret.

The bar was the scene of the murder of Frankford High football star Christopher Spence, 20, last Feb. 19. Protesters, including Spence’s mother, were fired on a month later, injuring two. The bar manager, Shamus Armstead, was charged with assault, attempted murder and other charges.

That’s one small victory for Frankford.