BOSTON (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – Splash Ultra Lounge on Kneeland Street in Boston has been shut down after fire officials found that an area licensed to hold 200 was catering to more than 300 partygoers during a so-called "Saturday Afternoon Recess Party."
Officials began looking into the club after an angry father called to say that his underage daughter had run up a $2,800 credit card bill there during the same event on a previous Saturday. He claimed the club was offering unlimited bottle service to underage students, reports The Boston Globe.
Upon investigation, officers saw numerous people lined up outside the club for the party, which runs from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., and many of them appeared to be underage.
According to the newspaper, officials entered the club and found that an area that was supposed to hold 200 people actually contained 302 patrons. The officials also found that many of the emergency exit aisles were blocked.
The venue was shut down and ordered to remain closed until Splash management submitted plans as to how they would correct the overcrowding.
The club has been cited for similar issues in the past.
For more information: The Boston Globe