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breaks party busted @ metropolis/160

Discussion in 'Event Reviews' started by drave, Apr 21, 2001.

  1. drave

    drave TRIBE Promoter

    I saw about 6 cop cars outside that location (160 Spadina) last night at 1:00 am and a couple of hundred partiers standing around in the street.
    Anyone know more details?
  2. Phat Trick

    Phat Trick TRIBE Promoter

    Party got busted, due to lack of a liquor licence....I think
  3. beaker

    beaker TRIBE Member

    yup he was operating without a liquor license.

    that sucks, i heard the turnout was pretty good. [​IMG]

    *support for smokee*
  4. drave

    drave TRIBE Promoter

    Was there any parties scheduled for tonight there. I feel sorry for them.
    No liquor license, Queen and Spadina location, flyers all over the city about parties there.
    Not too incognito.
  5. beaker

    beaker TRIBE Member

    word, but i don't feel sorry for the owners. apparently they were in the process of obtaining a license. you don't screw around with that kind of stuff.

    scott (smokee) told me that the owner promised that the place was legit, but in the end it wasn't. it's too bad cuz it's a nice tight space and i wanted to throw a party in there too but now i'm not sure what will happen to it.
  6. boyblu

    boyblu TRIBE Member

    Yeah, the party was starting to pick up about the time it got busted.
    Not good operators. Period.
    Bad for small society's name.
    Full suport to scotty.
  7. yummi

    yummi TRIBE Member

    scott (smokee) told me that the owner promised that the place was legit, but in the end it wasn't. it's too bad cuz it's a nice tight
    space and i wanted to throw a party in there too but now i'm not sure what will happen to it.

    Parties will be back next week, completely legal under special events permits.

    The permanent licence IS in the works, it's just a matter of how long it takes for the beauracrats to do their jobs.

    The owner of the club certainly made an error of judgement and is a fine living exaple of the term "Manyana". However, as at the end of the day he will probably be the only one facing charges, he certainly didn't bring this about on purpose.

    Believe me as I got ticketed myself and was unaware of the licence situation i'm [​IMG]
    I'm sure that the innocent parties won't have any problems (That's me !)

    I'm sure that the club will be contacting the promoters later this week when everyone has cooled down.

    Too bad, cause the party was pickin' up, nice vibe.

  8. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    getting a license now is going to be near impossible after the bust last night from the liquor commission.
  9. yummi

    yummi TRIBE Member

    I think your jumping the gun a bit as no one has been convicted of anything yet ! The police gave the club advice as to how to avoide any future problems, and were generaly prety helpful.

    The club will be open again next weekend under a special events licence. There IS a permanant licence application in the works.

    Friday night was an unfortunate case of "Manyana" in action. The owner made a mistake pure and simple, it's doubtfull that anyone but him will face a conviction.

    As one of the people charged I am certainly pissed [​IMG] but I am confident of my innocence of any wrongdoing, as any one else ticketed should be.

    After talking to the police in the next couple of days, I am sure that the club will share any new information with all involved.

    Saturday nights acid night was cancelled after the promoter was contacted and offered a "Dry" party. He was very understanding and shared experience with us on the state of "City vs Clubs" in T.O.

    I feel for the promoters of Buzz Breaks 'specialy as the vibe was pretty tight, but think positive for the future.

  10. yummi

    yummi TRIBE Member

    Oops, I posted twice [​IMG]
    Hey, i'm new to the board (shrug)
  11. joey

    joey TRIBE Member

    i got there just as the cops shut it down...

    whon whon

    sorry bout your luck scott!
  12. ecstasy riot

    ecstasy riot TRIBE Member

    I hate how people like to ruin shit for others.
  13. D-Cypher

    D-Cypher TRIBE Member

    I think it's dangerous to let all those cracked-out ravers into traffic so early as they did!
  14. gsnuff

    gsnuff TRIBE Promoter

    Who cares about that. From the perspective of the authorities it is unaccpetable for individuals to sell booze without cutting the government in on the profit. Anybody that sells without a license is taking a very lucrative risk.. if you are caught - you are screwed!

  15. evolve

    evolve TRIBE Member

    Personally I saw it coming. You dont operate a club without a liquor license. And you sure dont serve all hours of the night. And also you sure dont do it a at the corner of Spadina and Queen. Its too bad that had to happen but it was going to happen sooner or later.
  16. Suke

    Suke TRIBE Member

    Just a question ... what about all the various after hours booze cans that go on everyday of the week in T.O.? You know the coppers know about them. Does anyone know if they have licenses or do they just pay off coppers???
  17. Phat Trick

    Phat Trick TRIBE Promoter

    Since when were we referred to as "RAVERS"!?!?!?!

    DJ MONKEY TRIBE Promoter

    Sorry to say but at least 80% of people at 19+ events don't get cracked out.
  19. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    from experience i can tell you that when you apply for a license, even a license for a one night only event, they check with the police to see if the space has been used for a boozecan or has been busted before for a liquor violation. If something comes up in that check it is unlikely the license would be approved.
  20. yummi

    yummi TRIBE Member

    Who said anything about serving after hours ?
  21. evolve

    evolve TRIBE Member

    Lets just say I have seen things and the word on the street can get around pretty quick!
  22. Bumbaclat

    Bumbaclat TRIBE Member

    I get pretty cracked on booze at your parties [​IMG]

    I got to this party around 2 but alas, was too late. oh well.
  23. LoopeD

    LoopeD TRIBE Member

    I know the cops have an "understanding" with the matador. As far as the paint can or anywhere else I'd imagine that yes, there's "understandings" there too. Understanding makes the world go round - if Toronto went to sleep at 2 it would be known as a sleepy city and no one would visit [​IMG]

    My buddy saw Harrison Ford and Minnie Driver at Matador recently (not together). Hooray - even famous people enjoy dingy roadhouses too!

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]d
  24. yummi

    yummi TRIBE Member

    The club was back in action last night, legaly.
    The police and liquor board came by with no problems [​IMG]
  25. smokee

    smokee TRIBE Member

    i made the mistake of asking the owner if he had a licence, instead asking to see it
    i ended up getting the big scary pappers from the cops that i have to go to court for
    the NEXT party will be dope

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