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The evening climaxed a half-hour into the investigation, when loud knocking was heard coming from inside the walk-in freezer. A very cold female exited, saying she'd been in the office and walked into the freezer to locate Orlando. Improbably, Orlando wasn't hanging out in the freezer. And then the door locked behind her. "She was unwilling to give a statement regarding her reason for being inside a Judge Ordered Closed Club," the report indicates. Probably a wise decision.
As things were wrapping up, a noise complaint came in from one of Union's neighbors at 220 Admiral; a crowd of folks, presumably clubgoers hiding out after the bust, were making a racket in his loft. Union had also retired to his loft by then. The neighbor wished to file a charge, and the officers sent Orlando to retrieve Union. But Union refused to leave his place. A warrant was filed, and Union was arrested the following evening, an incident that will probably not be seen favorably at Xpressions' upcoming appeal hearing. Still, hell of a party while it lasted.
Finally, at RecordBar Sunday — boy, you should have seen Unknown Mortal Orchestra tear that room up — I heard from some very credible sources that owners Steve Tulipana and Shawn Sherrill have purchased the former Gusto building at 3810 Broadway. They're gutting it and planning to open a new bar at the location in December or January. If that's true, I would advise them to start lobbying the City Council for CSL Plasma's relocation. Tibetan incantations might also be helpful.