Greenhouse and W.i.P., the SoHo hotspots home to the 4-year old glitterati fest known as Vandam, had their liquor license suspended following a recent incident that left the club in shambles.
On June 16th, a fight broke out between the entourages of rappers Chris Brown and Drake. Bottles were thrown, patrons were injured and police close down the club citing code violations.
The club responded Friday by filing a lawsuit against the city, saying the closing was “unnecessary and unlawful” and claiming it loses approximately $264,000 each week it is not open. Their lawsuit calls for an immediate opening of the doors.
In a separate decision, the New York Liquor Authority held an emergency meeting Tuesday meeting, in which they agreed to suspend the liquor license of both Greenhouse and W.i.P., citing 10 assault cases since March. The authority “[does] not tolerate violent bars that break law,” Agency Chairman Dennis Rosen told the Daily News.
Ironically, both Greenhouse and W.i.P. were open on Pride Sunday, and the paint still smelled fresh in the area where the brawl ensued. (I know this because my friends and I were there and almost suffocated from the smell.) No word yet on what this means for the future of Vandam or Sunday Fundays.