Topless Lap Dancing Leads to ‘Shinsen’ Bust on the Bowery

Posted on: August 5th, 2020 at 5:00 am by

A Japanese restaurant on the Bowery was caught offering topless lap dances and indoor drinking, in defiance of social distance protocols, officials said this week.

According to Governor Cuomo’s latest report of top violators of coronavirus-related regulations, the nascent multi-agency task force caught Shinsen red-handed. Investigators observed at least 35 individuals, the majority not wearing masks or following social distancing protocols, consuming booze inside the establishment without food present. Topless women were also witnessed engaging in lap dances with customers, and without wearing masks.

This is a double whammy since Shinsen is not approved for “adult entertainment” and actually just last month received approval for license upgrade. So, it’s possible some additional disciplinary measures are in the works.

Shinsen opened at 44 Bowery in April 2018. The proprietor, Tony Bo Chan, is a Chinatown local who also runs a fashion line called Bo Clothing.

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