Is there room for a night club in downtown Bethlehem? Sure. But, not one that caters to a crowd that beats each other and carries weapons. No thanks.
Peace out, 40 Below.
A downtown Bethlehem nightclub has been dealt another blow in its fight to keep its liquor license, after a Northampton County judge rejected its appeal last week.
Judge Paula Roscioli found that 40 Below, an 18-and-over club at 40 W. Broad St., had a “pattern of criminal activity” at its premises that it failed to take sufficient measures to prevent.
In August, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board notified 40 Below that its license to serve liquor would not be renewed, after complaints of 11 incidents in less than two years involving “minors, fights and assaults.”
The liquor board chided 40 Below for a “cavalier attitude toward its security,” finding it didn’t do enough to prevent underage drinking, the serving of intoxicated patrons, or the “numerous serious incidents of disturbances” inside and outside its premises. SOURCE: The Morning Call
Now we just have to wait until the current location is transformed into… hopefully something better.
Sure, it’s located downstairs from the street level, and that definitely appeals to party people, but, cmon, I think a pretty sweet ice cream shop would do well here.
Or a dollar store! “BASEMENT BARGAINS!”
Anything but 40 Below.