By Patrick Hedlund
DNAinfo News Editor
MANHATTAN — Downtown music venue Santos Party House was reportedly shuttered by police Thursday night for drug activity inside the popular nightclub.
A notice posted on the door of the two-and-a-half-year-old Chinatown venue, which abruptly closed Thursday prior to a record label’s planned 20th anniversary party, said that the space was shuttered for "criminal sale or possession of controlled substances, marihuana or for any other violation of Articles 220 and/or 221 of the New York State Penal Law," the Village Voice reported.
Police reportedly came to shut the club down Thursday night before organizers even arrived to set up for the party.
A summons issued to the club, at 96 Lafayette St., cited a June purchase of Ecstasy pills by an undercover officer, a July purchase of marijuana by an undercover officer, and an offer to undercover officers to do cocaine by a woman promoting an event at the club, the Voice added.
The summons stated that police will reportedly look to close the venue for a year.
A call to Santos Party House went unanswered Friday, and the NYPD did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The two-level venue is co-owned by musician-turned inspiratonal speaker Andrew W.K.