Local nightlife becomes a little less posh

The former Posh nightclub at 1713 E. Main St. (Photo by Michael Schwartz)

The former Posh nightclub at 1713 E. Main St. (Photo by Michael Schwartz)

A Shockoe Bottom nightclub is closed for good, and the property’s owner has put the building up for lease.

Posh was locked out of its space at 1713 E. Main St. on Feb. 16, according to Herbert Ayers, who owns the building.

Posh “actually closed Dec. 15, but they’ve been trying to sell the business,” Ayers said. “But we can’t have them in there for three months without paying rent.”

Ayers, who also owns Ayers & Son Floor Coverings, said the space is about 6,000 square feet and is for lease, not for sale.

Posh had a litany of ABC violations, according to state records, including failure to maintain its mandated food-to-alcohol sales ratio and consumption of alcohol by an employee on duty.

The club also owed $30,000 in meals taxes and admissions covers, according to ABC records.

Carol Mawyer, a spokesperson for ABC, said the club surrendered its alcohol license on Jan. 15 ahead of a Jan. 21 hearing on its violations.

Posh had a run-in with the tax man in 2011, when it was locked out of its space by the state for overdue taxes.

The former Posh nightclub at 1713 E. Main St. (Photo by Michael Schwartz)

The former Posh nightclub at 1713 E. Main St. (Photo by Michael Schwartz)

A Shockoe Bottom nightclub is closed for good, and the property’s owner has put the building up for lease.

Posh was locked out of its space at 1713 E. Main St. on Feb. 16, according to Herbert Ayers, who owns the building.

Posh “actually closed Dec. 15, but they’ve been trying to sell the business,” Ayers said. “But we can’t have them in there for three months without paying rent.”

Ayers, who also owns Ayers & Son Floor Coverings, said the space is about 6,000 square feet and is for lease, not for sale.

Posh had a litany of ABC violations, according to state records, including failure to maintain its mandated food-to-alcohol sales ratio and consumption of alcohol by an employee on duty.

The club also owed $30,000 in meals taxes and admissions covers, according to ABC records.

Carol Mawyer, a spokesperson for ABC, said the club surrendered its alcohol license on Jan. 15 ahead of a Jan. 21 hearing on its violations.

Posh had a run-in with the tax man in 2011, when it was locked out of its space by the state for overdue taxes.

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Ike
Ike
9 years ago

How about this time you DONT rent it to a nightclub and you do the right thing and start to turn the neighborhood around. If you lead by example you might get the neighbors to follow and then you guys can get long term tenants instead of clubs that can’t survive. Just a thought…

Chris
Chris
9 years ago

Ike, Better yet – How about if the State and City do something about their antiquated liquor and tax laws? Then you could have a decent nightclub that could survive the long haul? You could have a world-class jazz club in that space and it would struggle under the current regulations.