Cranston allows Red Lounge to reopen after Sept. brawl

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CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) — A Cranston nightclub is set to reopen after a man was stabbed there during a massive fight in September.

The Cranston Safety Services and Licenses Committee voted 4-2 to allow Red Lounge to reopen with security detail on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

The Dyer Avenue club was shut down after a man was stabbed during a brawl involving about 50 people in the early-morning hours of Sunday, Sept. 11, according to police.

Responding officers pulled over a car leaving the scene and arrested the two men inside on weapons charges. Neither was charged with the stabbing itself.

Ruben Cadet, 29, of Providence, was driving the car and had a 9 mm semi-automatic handgun and a box of 9 mm ammunition, police said.

Eric Delrosario, 30, of Providence, is accused of brandishing the gun during the disturbance.

Ruben Cadet (left) and Eric Delrosario were arrested following a disturbance on Dyer Avenue. (Photos: Cranston Police Department)
Ruben Cadet (left) and Eric Delrosario were arrested following a disturbance on Dyer Avenue. (Photos: Cranston Police Department)

Officials said Red Lounge was required to have police detail every Saturday night following a string of previous incidents, but the club’s owners failed to hire detail the weekend of the stabbing.

The club submitted a plan from a private security firm this week that was approved by the Cranston Police Department, according to the committee’s chairman, Councilman Richard Santamaria.

Santamaria said Red Lounge is expected to open the second week of November.

The club will be up for review on Dec. 5.