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Snooze Theatre Raided by Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office

Essential local DIY live-music venue the Snooze Theatre had its Monday-evening entertainment cut short by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office this week. The Lake Park venue, which was previously a blues club called the Orange Door, has been open for a little more than half a year. This is reportedly the first time local law enforcement has made this type of move at the Snooze -- and hopefully the last.

Update on Friday:
"THE SHOW TONIGHT IS CANCELLED AND SO ARE ALL OTHER SHOWS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE."

Things started to go sour just before midnight, when a man in PBSO green pulled Snooze co-owners Jordan Pettingill and C.J. Jankow outside to question them about their beer and wine license, which had reportedly expired. He proceeded to loudly admonish the pair, called for backup, and told them to cease all alcohol sales, adding "but you can keep the music going." Easier said than done, Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

Update: according to PBSO public information officer Teri Barbera, Jankow and Pettingill were eventually arrested for selling alcohol without a license.

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Reed Fischer
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