Los Feliz Raided by the NYPD Last Night, Closed by Court Order [UPDATED]

Posted on: February 26th, 2015 at 8:15 am by

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Cops raided Los Feliz on Ludlow last night

Perhaps it was the flashpoint story in the New York Post yesterday about grassroots Hell Square activism. Or simply just another day at the office. Either way, controversial bar owner Rob Shamlian can’t be too thrilled this morning.

Los Feliz was raided in an undercover op last night. Familiar territory for this club, which has collected an impressive list of violations ever since replacing Suba in December 2010. We are told that the establishment was nearly empty when the cops arrived at around 10pm. The standard court order sticker now resides on the front door. “Because of too many complaints the legal unit performed a nuisance and abatement (i.e. code enforcement) on the premise,” the 7th Precinct tells us. “That in turn shut the place down.”

This weekday bust comes at a time when Shamlian is desperately trying to ditch his last Lower East Side holdings. As previously reported, Sarid Drory and Alon Moskovitch of Mezetto are together angling to purchase both Los Feliz and Spitzers Corner and impart high end makeovers. Those sales of assets were approved by Community Board 3 last month.

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