City Club Crackdown Continued: This time it’s the Gays
posted by July 16 at 12:15 PMon
It’s not just the the hip hop.
Last Friday night, the SPD and the Liquor Control Board hit Pony, the new (temporary) gay bar in the old Cha-Cha space.
Apparently there were noise complaints from nearby new condo residents—of course.
Pony proprietor Marcus Wilson (AKA Ursula Android) says his liquor license is in order and the music (they were playing heavy metal in honor of Friday the 13th) was no louder than the rock the Cha-Cha had been playing for years.
Wilson has a hearing downtown this afternoon to deal with the complaint.
UPDATE. (And a response to comment #22 who writes: “Josh- The nearest condo building would not have been able to hear the music from Pony. It’s clear you don’t like home owners in this neighborhood, & decided to sloppily incorporate this sentiment in your piece.”)
Nah. “Some of my best friends” are homeowners in this neighborhood (and other neighborhoods.)
The reason I “incorporated” this into the post is because it’s what the SPD told Wilson on Friday night. The fact that the nearest condo wouldn’t have been able to hear the music just shows what a line the SPD were giving the club.
Anyway, Wilson just told me he met with the cops today, and everything is fine in the light of day. Wilson reports that Pony just needs to keep it down a bit and turn the lights up some. Wilson says that’s SOP, and he doesn’t feel like he’s being “pigeonholed.” He says he’s had similar minor compaints in every bar he’s worked in Seattle— Chop Suey, the Crescent and the Eagle.