Looks like the party may be ending soon at Southampton's Pink Elephant. David Sarner's nightlife company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection yesterday, listing more than $2 million in debts, including $776,000 in back taxes. The crisis in clubland continues, clearly. You can peruse the bankruptcy papers—and long list of creditors—for yourself after the jump.
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If you're appalled by the bottle-service trend, direct your ire to David Sarner: The promoter and nightlife guru claims he pioneered the set-up at his clubs in the early 1990s. Now a certified nightlife geriatric (he's in his 40s), Sarner is still active on the scene as a co-owner of the clubs Pink Elephant and Cain.