Zen was the scene of a shooting that injured two last month when a patron opened fire inside the nightclub from a balcony to the dance floor. This is shocking because Zen’s shootings usually happen outside the establishment.
That is the stupidest thing I have ever had to write.
Anyway, the DA shut Zen down for this weekend at the very least while they work to figure out some things about Zen’s liquor license:
“And if they did misrepresent their type of business or their type of clientele and it’s not really fraternal organizations or persons who would be the subject of the catering business, then we’ll contest their license,” he added.
Zen is operating as a fraternal organization/catering business?! Excuse me while I LOL all over this place.
This license is called a CC license and here are the requirements:
“C” and “CC” licensed establishments must operate for the good of the club membership and in a fraternal sense. The sale of alcoholic beverages must be secondary to the actual reason for the club’s existence.
The club must possess an original charter and must hold regular meetings open to its members, conduct legitimate business through elected officers, admit members by written application, investigation and ballot, charge and collect dues and maintain required records. A club is not an organization used to accommodate a private bar operation. Additionally, no individual is allowed to own a club.
“CC” licensees may allow groups in the establishment for weddings or private affairs with prior arrangement.
I imagine Zen’s original charter reads like so:
P.S. They’ve shut down their website and have it directing to Havana for now, but here’s the snapshot of “Zen Social Club’s” site: