Posted in music | venues on July 19, 2011

Coco66 in October 2010 (more by Andrew St. Clair)
Coco66

As mentioned, Coco66 was shut down on July 9 so SBTRKT couldn't DJ after his PS1 show. We also recently mentioned that the July 23rd Pictureplane, Teengirl Fantasy, Gatekeeper show originally scheduled at Coco66 has been moved to 285 Kent. That's because Coco66 never reopened after the SBTRKT incident...

It seems that Greenpoint music venue and bar Coco66 was raided by both the NYPD and SLA for operating without a liquor license last weekend. According to reports at Paper and New York Shitty, the authorities showed up at some point Saturday night and arrested the venue's owner David Kelleran and in a scene out of prohibition, all of the booze was destroyed by the SLA when they made the bartenders pour out every last drop of about $20,000 worth of alcohol. What a waste! The bar's problems began in October, 2010 when the NYPD conducted an initial raid and lost its liquor license. Kelleran had been buying booze at retail shops for the bar's events and apparently wants to try to reopen the bar without a liquor license. [Eater]
No events are currently scheduled at Coco66.

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Comments (19)

i was at a different bar in gpoint that night and the cops raided that also to try to shut it down (unsuccessfully) . guess they're trying to create some revenue also.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2011 10:35 AM

Oh well there goes that..that blows.

Posted by zincink | July 19, 2011 10:40 AM

why would you operate a bar without a liquor license?

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2011 10:52 AM

Pictureplane has got to be the single worst live band I'd ever seen in my life. Hope you like the taste of baby powder in your throats for the next week!

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2011 10:55 AM

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! I <3 Coco66 :(

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2011 11:01 AM

well thats it

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2011 11:01 AM

coke sluts of northern brooklyn mourn tonight

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2011 11:02 AM

It's not as if the place is a hole in the wall——how the fuck do you buy booze for eight months from stores and not get caught for continual operation?

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2011 11:10 AM

Please remind me again exactly why we are paying the outrageous rent to live in NYC? It used to be for the free-thinking party lifestyle scene. That's been gone ever since the "dance license raids" regarding that ridiculous law from the prohibition era the city started re-enforcing years ago. Seriously...no wonder BV posts so much about Austin, TX. I wouldn't be surprised if he was planning on moving out of here himself.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2011 11:14 AM

That's what you fuckers get for voting Giuliani.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2011 11:16 AM

11:14 maybe you didn't get the memo in 1996? NYC no so great for the boho lifestyle, has numerous other advantages.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2011 11:17 AM

Bad day for hole-in-the-wall bars/venues.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2011 11:21 AM

yeah, it's another tragedy. There are only six or seven bars left on that corner now.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2011 11:26 AM

Beirut @ Coco66 was special....

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2011 11:32 AM

Man, if I'd known that place didn't have a liquor license, i would've called it in a long time ago...

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2011 1:09 PM

wasn't patty smith in the (SLA) Symbionese Liberation Army?

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2011 4:14 PM

@11:17 - Clearly being inhabited by literate people is not one of them.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2011 4:37 PM

Legowelt at Coco 66 rocked. I really liked the location, space, atmosphere. Sorry to hear that it's gone.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2011 7:12 PM

i was at a different bar in gpoint that night and the cops raided that also to try to shut it down (unsuccessfully) . guess they're trying to create some revenue also.

Posted by AlanRoberts | November 11, 2012 1:35 PM

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