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DC Club Sues To Prevent Live Nation Venue


SILVER SPRING, MD (AP) – The owner of Washington's 9:30 Club has filed a lawsuit against Maryland to prevent the state from giving Montgomery County $4 million to build a music venue.


The lawsuit was filed this week by the music club's parent company, IMP Inc., and that company's co-owner Seth Hurwitz. It says the county hasn't provided enough information about the project's costs as required by the General Assembly. The county is contributing $4 million to build the venue.


A spokesman for the county executive says the county has met the assembly's conditions.


The Live Nation venue would be built in downtown Silver Spring and serve about 2,000 standing patrons.


Hurwitz has said his company could create a music venue in Silver Spring without public funds.