BUSINESS: Earlier this week, any chance that 93 Lounge would wake up from its coma was ended once and for all when the New York State Liquor Authority revoked the bar’s license to sell alcohol.
BUSINESS: The 93 Lounge became the second Bay Ridge nightclub in recent months to get shut down over failure to comply with the state labor law. It was raided late Friday night/early Saturday morning by police and officials from the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board. Owner Ronald Coury was taken into police custody.
FOOD & DRINK: Last week, members of Bay Ridge’s Community Board 10 recommended that the state shutter a 93rd Street watering hole they insist has turned into a den of drug dealing and violence, reports Brooklyn Daily’s William Bredderman. The panel asked the State Liquor Authority to deny a liquor license renewal for the 93 Lounge, citing complaints of noise, fights and littering from residents of 93rd Street between 3rd Avenue and 4th Avenue, who say the lounge’s shady patrons routinely disturb the peace on their street.