State issues suspension for Cheektowaga strip club

Posted at 11:51 AM, Dec 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-06 11:51:04-05

The New York State Liquor Authority issued an emergency suspension for a Cheektowaga strip club Wednesday.

The state suspended the liquor license of Buffalo Rebirth LLC that was doing business as "Tryst" at 777 Aero Drive. The suspension means, effective immediately, no alcohol may be sold or consumed at the club.

According to the state, officers from the Cheektowaga Police Department arrested six patrons after numerous fights and disturbances broke out on November 26th.

Investigators say another disturbance broke out overnight that day between several women at the front door of the club. Police say they then observed a vehicle speed through the parking lot, appearing to hit several pedestrians. The driver of the vehicle was detained. Passengers told police a man pointed a handgun at their car. Club security later alerted officers to the suspect who was arrested for Criminal Possession of a Weapon.

Police say one of the two women who were with the suspect were seen "tasing" random patrons inside the club earlier. The women were arrested for Possession of Illegal Substances.

Three men were alo arrested for Marijuana Possession after police say they tried to drive around a police barricade while exiting the parking lot.

Police received 77 calls to Tryst between February 12h and October 31st. Of those calls, 27 were for disturbances, fights, disorder or harassment and 23 resulted in the generation of a police report.

Details on other incidents at the club can be read in the full state report here.