July 22, 1993 |
The parking problems that plagued the residential neighborhood around Boomerang's nightclub on the Delaware River have almost vanished, Commissioner Thomas J. Giancristoforo reported. But the noise level outside the 2-month-old club is still too high despite the club's addition of sound barriers and the rearrangement of stereo speakers, he said at Monday night's board meeting. Since portions of five roads near the club were restricted to residential- permit parking at the end of last month, Giancristoforo said he had received few complaints of neighbors unable to park.
November 29, 1991 |
The bar crowd presses up tightly as Miles Cruz, dressed in a baggy blue jump suit with thick black stripes, prepares to make his jump. Egged on by the club emcee, they count: "One . . . two . . . Three!" Cruz, 24, is on his way to becoming a new breed of barfly. He sprints across the dance floor toward a tiny trampoline. He bounces, somersaults and slams spread-eagle against a padded black wall. Is he hurt? No, just stuck. For those who have wondered what it's like to be Spiderman, Velcro jumping, which bowed Wednesday night at a Cherry Hill nightclub, has landed in the Philadelphia area.
December 2, 1994 |
Again, a new waterfront restaurant, bar and nightclub is facing a challenge from the civic organization in its neighborhood. This time, it's Gothum battling the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association. At issue in their rematch before the city's zoning board is the club's zoning variance. Gothum - which attracts a thirtysomething crowd and about 100 cars a night - has been open for about a month on Brown Street near Delaware Avenue, according to its lawyer, Joseph Beller.
June 25, 1991 |
A trendy Los Angeles nightclub must stop refusing admission to people who are not dressed "cool" or lack the proper club image and admit the general public, a state judge has ruled. Administrative Law Judge Milford A. Maron ruled that the Vertigo nightclub must post a sign stating its open admission policy. Joshua Kaplan, the attorney representing the nightclub, said yesterday that the club will continue to operate as usual while he appeals the decision. He said that the ruling violates free enterprise rights.
December 18, 1986 |
Reputed mob figure Giuseppe Gambino has purchased a shuttered Atlantic City nightclub that was the focus of a state investigation into organized-crime activity shortly after casino gambling was approved there 10 years ago. Gambino, identified by Pennsylvania and New Jersey law enforcement officials as a member of a Brooklyn-based crime family whose major activity is dealing in illegal drugs, purchased Casanova's, a one-time popular Pacific Avenue...
August 18, 1995 |
The patio umbrellas remained folded at the Montego Bay nightclub on Route 73 yesterday in response to a court injunction shutting down the outdoor operation. Cinnaminson Township had obtained the injunction because of noise pollution. But Nick Kouvatas, co-owner of the New Woodbine Inn, said he expects to reopen tonight, music and all. "The judge said he will probably let us open the club immediately," Kouvatas said in an interview yesterday. That is, he said, once Superior Court Judge John A. Sweeney receives the noise measurement, taken by a private sound consultant, showing compliance with the state noise limit of 50 decibels.
May 21, 1988 |
More than 100 West Poplar residents, brandishing picket signs, blocked eastbound traffic on Spring Garden Street for almost an hour last night to protest an after-hours roller-skating rink and nightclub in their neighborhood. The demostrators, a racially mixed group that included couples and their children, were seeking to close After Midnight, a club in the 1000 block of Spring Garden Street. Neighborhood residents have complained that the club's opening last weekend was marred by roaming bands of youth, underage drinking, fights, drug usage, litter and blaring radios.
March 4, 1995 |
Joseph N. Bisciotti, 65, longtime owner of the Springfield Inn, a popular Sea Isle City nightspot, died Wednesday at his Sea Isle City home. Mr. Bisciotti was born in Philadelphia and was a former resident of Upper Darby. He graduated in 1948 from Upper Darby High School, where he played football in his junior and senior years. Afterward, he served for a year in the Army, then entered the Army Reserve. He moved to Sea Isle City 30 years ago. He bought the restaurant and bar that he renamed the Springfield Inn in 1972.
September 24, 2012
A fight at a Northeast Philadelphia nightclub early Sunday morning led to a shooting outside the club that injured a 33-year-old man. Just before 2 a.m., a group of about 20 people began fighting inside Club Extreme on Adams Avenue, according to Philadelphia police. The fight spilled outside and the shooting victim, who was part of the fight inside, was hit multiple times right in front of the club, police spokeswoman Officer Tanya Little said. The man was transported to Einstein Medical Center to be treated for gunshot wounds to the neck, left arm, and left leg. He was listed in stable condition Sunday, according to police.
August 20, 2010 |
THE OASIS in Wildwood might have been the only nightclub in the history of that august institution to use grandmothers as bouncers. OK, they weren't exactly bouncers, but they could defuse a tense situation by being - well, grandmothers. The Oasis was owned by John Rizio, a South Philly transplant who refined the nightclub scene in Wildwood, during the years when it was the place to go for fun and entertainment, by creating a family-friendly atmosphere. John's wife, the former Ida Cusella, was largely responsible for establishing that kind of ambience.