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Verboten reopened after filing Chapter 11

Matthew Dear and Friends at Verboten on Saturday
Matthew Dear and Friends at Verboten on Saturday (via @verboten)

Brooklyn club Verboten reopened last weekend (April 2) after being shut down by NY State for non-payment of taxes. The club has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy which allows them to stay open while they “work to pay our ongoing legal obligations while under bankruptcy protection. We have every intention to continue to work with New York State to resolve unpaid taxes during this process,” according to an official statement from the venue released on 4/2.

While statement doesn’t touch on the sexual harassment lawsuit made against owners Jen Schiffer and husband John Perez, it does say Verboten is their “gift to the dance music community,” offering a “place where any person of any race, gender, sexual orientation, age or ethnicity could dance freely without fear or harm or discrimination.” You can read the whole statement below.


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