Anaheim land owner to take Boogie nightclub to court

Co-owner of the property seeks a temporary restraining order to halt the landmark club.

The Orange County Register

The co-owner of the property where the Boogie nightclub sits is suing to immediately stop operations at the club.

Today, land co-owner Beverly Gibson is set to seek a temporary restraining order against club operator Jack Wade in Orange County Superior Court, arguing that he has failed to pay rent since February and keep insurance, states the lawsuit filed Tuesday.

Even though the $1 million insurance policy expired Saturday, the club stayed open through the weekend, according to the lawsuit.

Wade failed to return a phone call. His attorney, Edward Weiss, could not be reached for comment.

Even before this lawsuit, the Boogie was threatened with closure. The club is due to lose its liquor license Aug. 17. The city plans to hold a hearing to revoke its dance hall permit in December.

The Boogie has drawn a record number of police calls in recent years.

Wade signed a five-year lease with the owners in 1984. He has run on an oral, month-to-month contract ever since, most recently paying about $42,500 monthly.

Gibson claims Wade owes her about $127,500 for her portion of the rent. Her brother, Charles McNees, co-owns the land.

Regardless, Wade must vacate the property when the month-to-month lease ends Aug. 28, according to court documents.