Reopen NYC: Two bars in Queens shut down due to capacity violations

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Monday, September 28, 2020
Arrests made after nearly 200 found inside illegal bar in Queens
Authorities in New York City shut down an illegal bar in Queens after nearly 200 people were found inside.

FLUSHING, Queens (WABC) -- Authorities in New York City shut down two bars in Queens after more than 100 people were found inside at each establishment.

The latest incident happened Sunday night at Zebra Lounge on 38th Ave in Flushing, Queens where 100 people were inside. Three people were charged for violation of emergency order and alcoholic beverage control laws.

Deputies with the NYC Sheriff shut down the bar at 4607 Kissena Blvd. early Sunday morning.

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They said there were 192 people inside, there was a hazard violation, the bar had no liquor license, was warehousing alcohol and had unlicensed security.

Two people were arrested for multiple offenses.

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