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No Celebrities Were Harmed in Weekend Closing of the Box

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What the Box looks like when it's closed. Photos: Mike Duva

When we last heard about the Box, owner Simon Hammerstein was telling a whistle-blowing auditioner that his patrons are “narcissistic and highly intoxicated. They don’t listen to words.” We can only assume, then, that the cops used sign language when they raided the place on Sunday morning and shut it down after searching random narcissists for drugs (Jay-Z and Cameron Diaz got away safe, perhaps by using the controversial Freeman Alley exit). What kind of substances would be consumed at a place that Hammerstein has insisted is not a nightclub? (A Box rep told "Page Six" the raid was due to a clerical error.) Well, the last time we were there, MC Raven O was doing a rendition of “Cocaine” and dumping white powder all over everyone. So, yeah, there’s that.

Update: Gawker reports it was a noise complaint that drew the cops.

Cops Raid Downtown Hot Spot [NYP]

Related: Narcissistic and Highly Intoxicated Box Patrons Want Totally Gross Anthems, Says Owner

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