State regulators aren’t letting up on posh Chelsea club Marquee owners Noah Tepperberg and Jason Strauss.
The New York State Liquor Authority (S.L.A.) has denied the club’s request for an all-night permit on New Year’s Eve, according to the New York Post.
The agency is “cracking down on applicants” for the permit — which allows bar operators to skip the usual 4 a.m. last call and keep selling booze an extra four hours on the Jan. 1 holiday — “denying permits to nightspots that haven’t reported their plans to the NYPD, as mandated, or that have serious charges on their records,” the Post reports.
Back in July, the S.L.A. voted to suspend alcohol sales at the 7,500-square-foot former garbage-truck garage turned celebrity hotspot at 289 10th Avenue — where a bottle of Grey Goose costs $375 — amid multiple charges of “permitting the storage, possession, use and trafficking of a controlled substance,” among other complaints.
The Observer‘s Spencer Morgan previously spoke to the club’s attorney, David Jaroslawicz, about the charges:
“That fact that some idiots tried to sell drugs—you know, do everything you can to prevent it, but you know, if some idiots want to sell drugs, they’re going to sell drugs,” he said.