Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer accused Hollywood nightclub Supper Club of violating a three-year probation by allowing long lines outside, smoking on the site and serving alcohol in restricted areas, according to a press release issued Wednesday.
Supper Club, at 6675 Hollywood Blvd., was placed on probation and ordered to pay $2,000 in fines and penalties in 2013, shortly after the Los Angeles Fire Department shut it down temporarily. The fire department said it saw more than 1,000 people in the nightclub on a summer night in 2012, which nearly doubled its maximum capacity of 553, the release said.
Supper Club Vice President Abdi Manavi and Michael Duddie, its general manager, were both charged in 2013, according to Frank Mateljan, a spokesman for the city attorney’s office. But, he said, Wednesday’s probation violation charges involve only the company.
The original charges against the club included overcrowding, use of an open flame, use of structure without a permit, illegal wiring, obstructed exits and storage of combustible materials, according to the release. Supper Club entered a no contest plea to each of the charges.
“In addition to overcrowding, the club allegedly had illegal fireworks and bedding being used as seating, a trapeze artist swinging from the ceiling over the overcrowded dance floor, several blocked exits and propped open fire doors,” the release said.
A Supper Club representative said the company did not wish to comment on the most recent charges.
A probation violation hearing is scheduled for Oct. 20 in Los Angeles Superior Court, according to the press release.
“Hollywood's Entertainment District has a vibrant and thriving nightlife. To keep it that way, all venues must comply with laws designed to protect their patrons and the broader public,” Feuer said in a statement. “Our office will continue to hold establishments accountable if they violate the law.”
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