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.