Sept. 1, 2010 By Christian Murray
Sunnyside’s leading representatives are holding a rally at Casa Romana Bar this Thursday demanding its closure.
The bar, located at 39-20 Queens Blvd., was the site of a bloody brawl this past weekend, which resulted in the stabbings of two minors and 14 arrests, according to Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer’s office. The location has a history of violations and has been cited for serving alcohol to minors in the past.
In light of the latest brawl Councilman Van Bramer, Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan and Community Board 2 chairman Joseph Conley are holding a rally calling for Casa Romana to close. They will also be calling for increased inspections of clubs and bars to prevent and deter acts of violence like what was seen at Casa Romana.
The rally will take place on Thursday, September 2 at 2:30 p.m. on the corner of 39th Place and Queens Blvd.
All concerned residents are urged to participate.