Man arrested for sexual assault at S4

Prince Karim

Prince Karim

Dallas police have arrested a 31-year-old for sexually assaulting a woman inside a Cedar Springs nightclub early Sunday morning, Jan. 17.

Police said Prince Karim, a Middle Eastern man, met the woman at S4 and sexually assaulted her inside the club “where he was later apprehended.” Karim was charged with sexual assault, a 2nd degree felony. He was jailed, with  bond was set at $25,000. A search of the Dallas County Jail records on Tuesday morning did not locate Karim among the jail’s inmates, indicating he likely has posted bond and been released.

Gregg Kilhoffer, president of Caven Enterprises, which owns and operates S4, said Tuesday that after being assaulted, the victim went club security personnel who found Karim inside the club and held him until police arrived.

Killhofer said he doesn’t know any details about the incident and is waiting for police to contact him with more information. He did, however, criticize a report published by Dallas Morning News calling the incident a “rape.” “It was a sexual assault, but we have no indication that it was a rape,” Kilhoffer noted.

Dallas Voice has left a message with a police spokesman seeking more information.

—  Tammye Nash

JR.’s Bar & Grill to sorta close for major renovations starting in early Feb.

Caven announced today that JR.’s Bar & Grill will be closing its first floor area for renovations, but that the second floor will remain open. So happy hour is safe, but it sounds like the bar is getting some impressive redos according to Caven president Gregg Kilhoffer.

“Everything is being improved, floor to ceiling”, he said. “Our guests can expect a familiar space, but with a new feel, new fixtures, new audio and video and new state-of-the-art technologies that will improve the customer experience.”

The parent company mentioned renovations will commence after the end of business on Feb. 5 and expected to go on for about six weeks. The bar’s regular schedule of events will be moved down the block to TMC: The Mining Company along with some of the JR.’s staff. The upstairs area will remain open on the weekends. When first floor renovations are done, they’ll flip the bar and close off the second floor to continue the upgrades.

“I hope our guests will be patient during this process,” Kilhoffer added.  “Change is good, and we think the results will be worth the inconvenience and the wait.”

—  Rich Lopez