Houston Dance Club Rich's Shut Down for Apparent Nonpayment of Taxes; Liquor License Suspended; May Reopen Tomorrow

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Update: According to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission's Web site, Rich's - listed as owned by MZM Nightlife, Inc. - has had its liquor license suspended. The license was scheduled to expire on November 29.

Rocks Off received an email this morning that longstanding Houston dance club Rich's had been shut down. So far all the information we have been able to gather has come from social networking sites. The incident appears to have happened Saturday night between 12:30 and 1 a.m., as tweeted by @djebonix and @EATitORstarve. @keithdavisjr, who got there after Chris Brown's concert Saturday to find it shut down, and several others tweeted the reason was for nonpayment of taxes. @TheOscar, to @MsTano1, tweeted the club, which opened in 1983, will reopen Thursday. On Rich's Facebook Page, the following exchange occurred on the Wall:

Chris Payne: "What's up with the signs on the door saying that the property was seized for upaid taxes?!?" Rich's Houston: "Paperwork issues, the club will be back open again on Thursday."

Rocks Off left a voicemail for Rich's owner and emailed the source of the tip. At the moment, we have not heard back from either one. We will update this story as soon as we have further information. If you know anything, please leave it in the comments or email chris.gray@houstonpress.com.

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