From the November 2011 edition of the Glover Park Gazette:
JP’s Night Club (2412 Wisconsin Ave.) finally has a new owner: as the Gazette foretold, a man named Brian Petruska now controls the dormant strip club’s liquor license. The original JP’s building was destroyed in a January 2008 fire, and the replacement structure has sat vacant for more than a year. But on October 19, the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board approved an application to transfer the club’s recently renewed liquor license from BJ Enterprises—a company held by longtime JP’s owner Michael Papanicolas—to Wisconsin Ventures LLC, a company held by Petruska, who is identified on the application as President/Secretary and Manager of Wisconsin Ventures.
According to the application, the business will not change substantially with the transfer: when it reopens, JP’s will be a restaurant serving sandwiches and burgers and featuring “non-sexually oriented nude dancers,” whatever those are. In September, the ABC Board ruled that neighbors would be allowed to formally challenge the liquor license before the club reopens. A recent neighborhood challenge to the license’s renewal was unsuccessful, though it did result in a later start time for nude dancing.
The phone number listed on the transfer application as the JP’s “business telephone” was not in service, and we have been unable to locate Petruska for comment.