Club NRG promised to be good this year. It got new
new security team, and a new name: Xpressions.
One thing it didn't get, apparently, was a new
doesn't shoot one another. When Notorious NRG owner Del Hedgepath ran the
the club was home to regular gunfights, assaults and violence. Police
called to the club more than 100 times last year alone.
Hedgepath was forced to sell his troubled club at
the end of
November, and it opened under new owners on Christmas Eve as Xpressions.
the clock struck midnight on Saturday, Xpressions officially inherited
clean slate. It lasted all of three hours.
On New Year's, champagne wasn't the only thing
popping at Xpressions.
Around 3 a.m., a man was shot in the stomach outside the club,
the Kansas City Star.
injuries aren't life-threatening, but they might do long-term damage to
Xpressions. When The Pitch spoke
to co-owner Eric Union last month before
opening, Union promised to provide more security. "It'll be a more
staff, feeling, and environment," he said.
Still, Xpressions didn't survive its first week in
without a shooting in front of it on one of the year's cheeriest
Day is up next -- let's hope the club can make it through without any