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Rally Against Reopening Of Astoria Strip Club

By Ilija Sekulovski

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Club Purlieu made headlines again recently, after a livery driver was shot while in the midst of an argument between his passengers and patrons of the club. 

Following the incident, the club was closed due to many violations found in an investigation held by 114th Precinct in conjunction with the Department of Health, Department of Buildings, the State Liquor Authority and the DCA, on March 10, according to QNS. 

State Senator Michael Gianaris said that “It is evident that Club Purlieu is a danger to local residents and a detriment to our community’s quality of life…….The management of this club puts our community at risk, wastes resources and delivers a terrible message to our children. It is unacceptable.”

A rally will also take place Monday morning at 9:30AM outside the seedy club, where Councilmen Jimmy Van Bramer and Costa Constantinides, along with Community Board 1 will urge the State Liquor Authority to revoke the clubs liquor license and shut it's doors once and for all. 

Van Bramer said of the club, “We need to rally together to make sure the doors stay shut for good……Club Purlieu fosters violence, and it’s not the kind of business we want in our community or our city.”

 

The club has seen many incidents, including a stabbing last year by five men who proceeded to rob three individuals of their belongings. 

Although there are still many clubs in Astoria such as Club Purlieu, none have made headlines in such ways. The community is urged to attend the rally, and put a stop to an ongoing problem that has serious repercussion throughout the neighborhood.  

 

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