City of Binghamton Condemns East Side Building
More action is being taken in connection with an illegal nightclub city officials say was operating in a building on Binghamton's East Side.
City Hall on Thursday announced 124 Broad Avenue had been condemned as an "unsafe structure."
Officials earlier this month said they were targeting that property after police had been keeping an eye on an after-hours club known as The Balcony.
When officers paid a visit at 2 a.m. on May 6, officials said they discovered 50 people inside the place, along with bartenders and cash registers. They also found a refrigerator filled with beer, although the club did not have a liquor license.
According to Mayor Richard David, inspections of the property revealed dangerous conditions that could put occupants at risk in the event of the fire.
The condemnation action does not affect a small restaurant located on the first floor of the Broad Avenue building.
David indicated the property owner has agreed to evict of operators of the illegal nightclub.
A city hall news release revealed police have charged the alleged operator of the club, 37-year-old Jervey Rollins, with a violation of Alcoholic Beverage Control regulations. That action was a result of the police compliance check of the building.
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