Mansion’s House Is Not Entirely in Order

Last week we brought news that the Crobar space is set to reopen (with sex toys!) as Mansion. But before we celebrate the return of big clubbing to Manhattan, lets remember this: The space is operating under a SAPA letter that allows the club to serve alcohol, despite its expired liquor license, while the State Liquor Authority considers whether to renew its license. Obviously the new owners are banking on the fact that Crobars alleged violations in 2006 including inadequate supervision, five noise violations, three assaults, and eight instances of drugs on premise wont cause the SLA to revoke the license. However, a spokesman for the SLA says that revocation is a possibility. Though the community board has previously indicated a willingness to work with Opium Group (whose owner Eric Milon is, ironically, a teetotaler), district spokesman Bob Banfatto says the board has not made a recommendation to the SLA and doesnt expect to until after the SAPA investigation is resolved. That could be a matter of months, but well let you know if theres anything new after one of the violations is addressed in an SLA meeting this Wednesday.

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