Brooklyn’s Verboten nightclub that was shut down on Wednesday for “nonpayment of taxes” has reportedly reopened after filing for bankruptcy.
The club’s owners Jen Schiffer and John Perez filed for voluntary chapter 11 bankruptcy in Brooklyn Federal Court on Thursday, THUMP reports. This action will allow them to keep Verboten operating while its debtors look at ways to restructure its troubled finances. In this case, the venue owed more than $360,000 in sales tax.
“Chapter 11 allows us to protect and consolidate our assets so we can operate this club with good partners, have successful events, bring in patrons, and move forward without being tortured, harassed and bled dry by a small number of our investors,” Schiffer told THUMP. “We have every intention to keep working with the state.”
For now, events at Verboten will proceed as previously planned. Schiffer said, “All programming going forward is scheduled, and we’ve confirmed shows well into the future.”