When the cops raided Santos Party House last night and shut the club down, just hours before Ninja Tune's 20th anniversary party was set to jump off, many noted that the timing of the raid was suspicious: right before Halloween weekend, typically a lucrative and busy couple days for NYC-area clubs. (Coco66, in Greenpoint, was shut down just last week; the West Village club Love is also rumored to have been raided and closed recently.) Was the timing of the club's shuttering coincidental, or spitefully deliberate? A look at the summons--obtained this afternoon from the Civil Supreme Court downtown, where it was just filed--suggests that it was deliberate: the NYPD shut down Santos on a complaint relating to three drug charges, the most recent of which was all the way back on August 13th, 2010.
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