Sept. 3, 2020 By Allie Griffin
Two Flushing karaoke bars were shut down by the NYC Sheriff’s office this week after investigators discovered large numbers of people partying inside each of them.
CJ Diamond Cafe, located at 41-02 College Point Blvd., was closed Tuesday night after investigators raided the place at around 11:35 p.m. and found more than 130 revelers inside.
When the inspectors arrived, more than 100 party-goers rushed out the emergency exit. However, several other customers in two separate rooms were found to be singing, drinking alcohol and smoking inside without wearing masks, according to the New York Post.
The sheriffs arrested five owners/managers. They were charged with multiple alcoholic beverage control law offenses and violation of local emergency law, the Sheriff’s Office said on Twitter.
Deputy Sheriffs raided another Karaoke bar in Flushing at around 12:30 a.m. Monday. They found more than 75 people gathered inside SOHO KTV & Bar, located at 32-03 Farrington St. during the raid.
Two managers of the bar were arrested and charged with multiple alcoholic beverage control law offenses and violation of local emergency law, as well.
Indoor dining in bars and restaurants is currently prohibited due to the coronavirus pandemic.