Days left to bid on Verobten (Williamsburg club up for auction)
After months of troubling allegations surrounding the finances and conduct of Brooklyn nightclub Verboten, owners Jon Perez and Jen Schiffer have put the venue up for auction in order to pay off their debts, Gothamist reports. According to legal documents obtained recently, among the several bidders is impresario Eddie Dean, former owner of the now-defunct venue Pacha (which closed last year). Dean's party filed a lease purchase agreement for $400,000, though there are several other potential deals on the table. The deadline to submit a bid is July 13, with court hearings taking place on July 20.
Are you interested in buying Verboten,? Bids for the lease (which has 5 1/2 years remaining) of the 10,000 square-foot facility, located at 60 N. 11th Street, begin at $435,000, all-cash. According to Brownstoner, "the sound equipment, intellectual properties for the brand, and other personal property" are also available for purchase. In the event of multiple bids, there will be an auction sale at 10 AM on Monday, July 18, at the office of Tarter Krinsky & Drogin, LLP, 1350 Broadway, 11th Floor, Manhattan. If interested, check out the full case details and contact information.
Earlier this year, Perez and Schiffer faced accusations of fraud and mismanagement, and were then sued for sexual harassment by sixteen current and former employees. In March, the owners of the popular dance spot were were forced to shut down for nonpayment of taxes. They reopened in April after filing for Chapter 11, but soon after Schiffer was formally arrested on fraud charges.