From the May 2011 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:
More than three years after a fire shuttered JP’s Night Club (2412 Wisconsin Ave.), the owners of the property have signed a lease that would bring strippers back to the building, according to James Charles, attorney for JP’s owner Michael Papanicolas.
The new lease, also signed by Papanicolas for the JP’s corporation, is contingent upon the club’s liquor license surviving a current challenge to its September 2010 renewal, Charles says. Two parties—the Advisory Neighborhood Commission and a group of neighbors represented by attorney Milton Grossman—have filed protests to the renewal. They argue that the club, founded in 1985, is no longer appropriate for an increasingly kid-friendly community. They also question Papanicolas’s fitness to operate the club, based on statements he made at an ANC meeting that seemed to contradict statements his attorney, Charles, had made to the Glover Park Gazette. (At issue is whether the club was, or is, for sale.) An Alcoholic Beverage Control Board hearing on the protests is slated for May 11.