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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Paradise Lounge Shuts Down For Two Weeks Due to Liquor License Suspension

Posted By on Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 12:45 PM

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​Soma nightclub Paradise Lounge has shuttered its doors for two weeks due to a temporary suspension of its liquor license, according to city officials and club employees. All events at Paradise Lounge this week and next are canceled, but the club at 1501 Folsom St. is due to reopen on September 6 with its normal schedule in place.

The closure is due to a temporary suspension of the club's liquor license by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. The reasons for the suspension are somewhat unclear, but relate to a dispute over the ownership of the license, says a city official familiar with the situation.

Paradise Lounge closed to partiers this past Monday, and will reopen exactly two weeks later, club booker and manager Trevin Valentine says. He said he didn't know the exact reason for the temporary closure.

"Someone from the higher-up office said we needed to close for two weeks while we get things in order," Valentine tells All Shook Down. "All the parties that were booked for this time will be back."

The Paradise Lounge's website strangely makes no mention of the closure, and its calendar for September is incorrect. We'll update you on this rather odd situation as we learn more.

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