Supreme Court Overturns Revocation of Le Souk’s Liquor License


Remember that case Le Souk brought against the SLA after the agency revoked its liquor license? Down by the Hipster points out that the State Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Le Souk. Judges found that there wasnt enough evidence to determine that the place was overcrowded when inspectors observed a shoulder-to-shoulder crowd in the basement in January of 2007. And even if there was enough evidence, that didnt mean the owners had necessarily allowed the premises to become disorderly, as the SLA accused. One dissenting judge respectfully disagreed, saying that an inspectors estimate of 300 partiers in the basement rather than the 61 permitted by the clubs Certificate of Occupancy was good enough for him. But that doesnt matter the SLAs decision has been reversed. Its uncertain how this will affect the clubs planned move to LaGuardia Street, but well keep you posted.

Le Souk to Rise Again [Down by the Hipster]