NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Just days after a bottle brawl between Drake and Chris Brown that left several people injured — including Brown and NBA superstar Tony Parker — the NYPD showed up late at the scene on Saturday night, citing code violations at nightclubs W.i.P. and Greenhouse in SoHo and shutting them both down.
1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck reports
Cops from the NYPD’s Civil Enforcement Unit swooped in at about 11 p.m., telling patrons who were waiting outside on Vandam and Varick Street that they won’t be getting into the clubs anytime soon and sending them home in the process.
One resident, who has lived about 100 feet away from these clubs for the last 10 years, told 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck that he hopes they stay closed for good.
“I’m sorry it worked out that way,” he said. “Some people will lose their jobs, but I’d rather have that then come home from work and have somebody follow me up the stairs. You can’t let people run amok. When [Drake and Brown] got into the fight, it was out of control. I got home from work at 3 a.m. and the street was so crowded. People were all over the street, people were acting out and there didn’t seem to be anybody at the club who was interested in crowd control.”
The only response from the owner of Greenhouse and W.i.P. was in the form of signs in the windows of the establishments, asking for potential patrons to call a certain phone number for updates as to when the clubs might reopen.
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