Landlord Looking to Evict Juliet Supperclub, Says Report

By Mathew Katz on January 16, 2012 3:20pm 

CHELSEA — Thursday could be doomsday for the Juliet Supperclub.

The beleaguered celebrity club at 539 W. 21st St. was linked to two murders in 2011. The Real Deal reports that the club's landlord, Edison Properties, has had enough and is trying to evict the Juliet. A hearing on the eviction is scheduled for Thursday.

In September, Christopher Adames, 23, was stabbed outside the club. Promoter Manuel Pinero, also known as Manny Stax, has been charged with that murder.

In November, a shooter in the club killed one man and injured several others.

According to The Real Deal, Edison filed an eviction notice on Nov. 18, citing that the Juliet had acted as a nightclub — which is barred by its lease and allowed a "culture of lawlessness and violence."

The Juliet has fought back against the eviction, The Real Deal says, arguing that violence happens in any New York venue, and that the club is not violating its lease.

Opened in 2009 and long popular with celebrities and New York sports teams, in recent months the club has become synonymous with violence.

Immediately after the November shooting, the State Liquor Authority decided to investigate the club and determine whether to revoke its liquor license. As of Monday, it was still active.

Both the club and Edison did not return calls for comment.

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