Wednesday January 4, 2012

Crystal Clear: Nightclub Plunges Into Darkness in Oswego

Club Crystal shut down by state liquor authority
By Lou Sorendo

    A popular nightclub in the city of Oswego has been decrystalized.

    Club Crystal, 6 Market St., is on the auction block. The auction will take place at 10 a.m. Jan. 16 at the site. A preview will be held from 9-10 a.m.

    The club will be auctioned to the highest bidder regardless of price, according to Brzostek’s Auction Service.

    Multiple violations of New York State Liquor Authority law forced Club Crystal to shut down, according to Mike Smith, spokesperson for the authority.

    Smith said there were multiple disciplinary actions taken against the establishment over the last few years that ultimately led to the revocation of the club’s license in September of 2011.

    He added there are pending disciplinary charges that are still outstanding against the club. “However, its license has been stripped away,” Smith said.

    The public affairs officer said the club committed multiple infractions, including failure to supervise, multiple sales to minors, intoxicated patrons, employment of felons, and being a focal point of police.

    “These guys were disgusting bar owners,” Smith said.

    Capt. Michael Beckwith of the Oswego Police Department said there had been a string of alcoholic beverage control law violations at Club Crystal.

    “We did take enforcement actions and made referrals to the state Liquor Authority,” he said.

    Oswego native Crystal DiGregorio owned and operated the popular nightclub, which opened in 2006. It occupied the former Ferris Wheel Tavern across for Old City Hall.

    Club Crystal was originally modeled after the then-popular "Coyote Ugly" theme that features bar top dancers.

    Club Crystal featured two floors, with the second floor having 2,000 square feet of dance space, a disc jockey booth and bar.

    During its height, the business employed 25 workers.

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