Touch Is Under SLA’s Thumb

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Photo: Sunrise Winburn

The owners of midtown club Touch chose a pretty ironic name when you consider the violent incidents that led to its SLA shutdown: Bouncers who apparently thought they were untouchable didn’t exactly use a light touch when they touched up one patron so bad that he came away with a broken nose and fractured shoulder. A stolen wallet indicates they may also have had sticky fingers. On another night, overcrowding is said to have touched off a mêlée. The owner insists he doesn’t have dirty hands and tells the Post his club “hosted events for Albanian flood victims, Haitian relief efforts and have even had Mayor Bloomberg host an event at Touch.” Touching.

EXCLUSIVE: NY Liquor Authority shuts down Club Touch [NYP]