San Nazarian's Industry club might be the pinnacle of mainstream celebrity venues, but it's an outlaw as far as the state of California is concerned. At least for a few days.

NBC Los Angeles' Anna Garcia is taking credit for Industry's alcohol-license suspension after she reported that the club, along with a few other celeb hot spots, rarely if ever serve food even though they are considered restaurants under their state Alcohol Beverage Control permits.

Garcia ambushed …

… Nazarian, L.A.'s nightclub king and onetime mayoral appointee, but he had nothing to say.

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Her latest report indicates that people waiting in line were told that it would cost $2,000 for a table and, she said, there would be no food available.

The ABC hit the venue with a 10-day license suspension, according to the state department's records. But that might be meaningless: Sam Nazarian's SBE company is in the middle of turning the club restaurant into a new venue, according to Garcia.

She busted a handful of clubs in August, though finding venues that have restaurant permits but operate essentially as nightclubs isn't too hard to do: As we said previously, all you have to do is visit a place called Koreatown.


LA Weekly