Saturday, May 23, 2015

Old City lounge raided and shut down

Law enforcement visits Grey Social.

Old City lounge raided and shut down

The closure notice.
The closure notice.

Grey Social at 132 Chestnut St. in Old City, which bills itself as "an exclusive retreat aimed for a sophisticated audience," is out of business for now.

Law enforcement, including the state police, city police, and reps of Licenses & Inspections, visited just after midnight Friday night and cited the place for a "non-working fire alarm" and service to minors.

I have a call in to the state police for elaboration.

"Few fake IDs in question" was owner Darin Picorella's text-messaged explanation.

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