CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A notorious nightclub in downtown Charleston appears to have closed for good without any fanfare.
The front of a building that formerly held the Sky Lounge at 26 Capitol St. has been covered by a large yellow banner advertising "bar/restaurant available for lease."
Inside, the building appears to be empty, save for a few neon signs advertising alcoholic beverages hanging in the second-story windows.
The establishment has been closed for several weeks, but its business and liquor licenses are still active, according to state government databases.
Sky Lounge was founded in October 2010 by Morgan Pauley, with the promise of an "upscale" establishment.
But that element never came to fruition.
Instead, the nightclub became the site of numerous violent incidents during the brief period it was open.
Most recently, a person was stabbed inside the bar during a large brawl in August. In March, a West Side shooting was believed to be a retaliation for a shooting at Sky Lounge in September 2012 that injured three people.
The 2012 shooting resulted in the state Alcohol Beverage Control Administration temporarily suspending the bar's liquor license.
After that incident, Pauley said she would re-open the bar under the name, "Martini Bar." While the trade name was filed with the West Virginia Secretary of State's office, the change never fully happened.