Businesses Summonsed For Violations
Five Ridgewood businesses received a combined 23 summonses for various violations during a widespread law enforcement operation recently conducted by the 104th Precinct and several government agencies, police announced last Thursday, Apr. 10.
The MARCH (Multi-Agency Response to Community Hotspots) operation took place on Apr. 5 at “multiple nightlife establishments where there has been complaints from the community or summonses were issued in the past,” Det. Thomas Bell of the 104th Precinct Community Affairs Unit stated in an email.
Joining the 104th Precinct in the sting were representatives of the State Liquor Authority, the city Buildings Department, the city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the FDNY, the Department of Environmental Protection and the Legal Bureau.
According to police, Blue Bar- located at 681 Seneca Ave.-received six summonses, while Apulum Corp., located at 1819 Palmetto St., garnered eight summonses.
Lugo Lounge, located at 108 Cypress Ave., and Casada Café at 675A Seneca Ave., each received four summonses for various violations observed by investigators, authorities noted.
Finally, police issued a summons to Alvarado Grocery, located at 1683 Madison St., which allegedly operated an illegal social club in the basement. Its manager-Kerolos Boulos, 22, of Ridgewood-was arrested on reckless endangerment charges after police reportedly found a gasoline-powered generator operating in the basement.
Carbon monoxide fumes from the generator filled both the store and apartments above it, law enforcement sources stated. No serious injuries, however, were reported.