According to Tricia Romano's column in today's Voice, the City shot itself in the foot by shutting down nightclub Avalon (formerly the Limelight) last week:
Apparently, the club forgot to pay a meager $280 for its food-handling permit, leading the Department of Health to shut the club down April 9. A female health inspector posted the notice on the door and was roundly booed by the 600 clubgoers waiting in line, says a spokesperson for the club. They opened the next day after Elliott Marcus, an assistant commissioner of the Health Department, gave the OK. Avalon says the city lost $8,000 in projected tax revenue over the mix-up.
Okay, eww? Avalon serves food? What, are the party drugs not appetite-suppressing enough anymore?
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