Health Department Shutters ‘The Skinny’ on Orchard Street

Posted on: February 23rd, 2018 at 5:02 am by

December 2017

It’s lights out for The Skinny bar on Orchard Street.

Nearly three months after pissing off (or, on) Hell Square with its Christmas “Jingle Hell’s” holiday stunt, the rowdy nightclub was subject to a city inspection yesterday. The Department of Health came down to 174 Orchard Street and ordered the establishment shut. The requisite yellow sticker followed soon thereafter.

Specific violations behind the closure are not yet publicly available.

This is the second time in as many months that The Skinny was targeted by the Health Department. An inspection on December 26 yielded 38 violation points, according to city records.

Meanwhile, the Department of Buildings didn’t take too kindly to the off-color rooftop display, installed as part of a marketing stunt for the SYFY television series HAPPY! The agency issued an ECB violation for adding the accessories without a permit; it’s a $400 penalty, and the hearing is in April.

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