It seems the landlord of the venue at 501 Bloomfield Ave., Dick Grabowsky, has terminated the would-be 10-year lease for Lounge 501. A week ago, the night club kicked off its grand opening by having the cast of MTV’s controversial reality show come in for an appearance.
But 1,300 people showed up, the crowd got rowdy and disruptive, fights broke out, and police had to shut down the streets in the area.
The club operator, Timothy Ricks, has loads of financial problems and trouble with a liquor-license transfer.
In any event, Grabowsky told the Montclair Times he’s talking to potential new operators for the space that are “financially capable of bringing a professional and respectable venue to Montclair.”