Update: The club is now reopening on Wednesday, one day later. More info here.
So says the beleaguered club’s Twitter account, a statement confirmed by a club spokesman who tells us that, starting tomorrow, “we’re officially allowed to be open.” Closed Thursday night in a police raid over third party drug charges that date back to June, July, and August, Santos will have endured five long nights of darkness when the lights go on tomorrow. The final body count? Thursday’s Ninja Tune anniversary celebration, Friday’s Reopened thing with Just Blaze, and a bonkers Halloween night that was set to include the Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black and a loaded, Choice C*nts/Kostume Kult-promoted Voodoo Buggaloo DJ lineup. It was probably not a coincidence that they got shutdown over Halloween weekend, nor were they the only ones. But at least they’re back now. As the club’s spokesman tells us:
“We still have hearings forthcoming. Bunch of staff was at the first hearing which I think made a good impression on the judge. There are certain security stipulations we have to agree to for the time being, but we’re officially allowed to be open.” So–finally, some good news after a week that was almost entirely bad. Celebrate with the free show they’ve got there tomorrow, complete with a very necessary hour’s worth of unmitigated open bar:
Previously: Manhattan Club Santos Party House Shut Down Due To The “Criminal Sale Or Possession of Controlled Substances”
The Excuse Cops Used to Raid Santos Party House Last Night? Nearly Three-Month-Old Drug Charges
Santos Party House Decries “Absolutely Ridiculous” Police Shutdown, Promises They’ll “Resume Business As Usual Shortly”
Cops Raided Brooklyn Venue 171 Lombardy on Saturday Night, The Third NYC Concert Space to Get Shut Down This Week