Club Shadows, the embattled Fourth Avenue nightclub that pleaded not guilty to four violations earlier this year, will get its day in court next month.
“If found guilty, it could mean $10,000 fines for each charge or even a revocation of their liquor license,” said Bill Crowley, a spokesman for the State Liquor Authority. “These are serious charges and the board will make a determination based on the evidence.”
Councilman Vince Gentile (D–Bay Ridge) didn’t make any predictions, but did express faith in the agency.
“We are not surprised they pleaded not guilty,” a Gentile aide said. “They will present their evidence and the Liquor Authority will do its job.”
Club Shadows, which is on Fourth Avenue between 90th and 91st streets, got on the community radar screen in November, when a sign featuring the silhouette of a curvy woman was installed. The sign also promised “exotic dancers” at the Nov. 30 opening.
But the strippers never materialized, and the owner insisted it was only a misunderstanding.
But Gentile brought SLA inspectors to the opening, and the agency hit Club Shadows with the four violations — including one for having flies in at least one liquor bottle.
Owner Joseph Domovsky could not be reached for comment.
The State Liquor Authority hearing will be on April 23 at the SLA office (317 Lenox Ave., fourth floor) at 11am.