Chinatown club faces two-day suspension after inspectors witness inappropriate touching

The Glass Slipper Gentleman’s Club in Chinatown has been issued a two-day license suspension after two patrons inappropriately touched two dancers during a routine inspection by Boston police detectives, officials said.

Two detectives from the Licensed Premise Unit were inspecting the club on Sept. 25 at about 11:55 p.m. During their visit, detectives observed a small room at the rear of the first floor which was reserved for private dances at the price of $30, according to a police report. It was there that the detectives observed the inappropriate touching.

The touching was happening even though the club had specific signage in the area that read “No Contact — No Touching,” said Nicole Murati Ferrer, chairwoman of the Boston Licensing Board.

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The two detectives informed the manager on duty, Daniel Wong, and the co-owner Nicholas Romano, of the rule violation. The conduct was then stopped, Ferrer said.

Romano and Wong could not be immediately reached for comment today.

The Licensing Board voted at a hearing Tuesday to suspend the club’s license for a period of two days, Ferrer said.

The board must now issue a statement explaining the reason for the suspension, and the owners of the club have five days to appeal the decision.

“If they do appeal it, we hold the suspension until the appeal gets resolved,” Ferrer said.

In a similar incident, a dancer at the Glass Slipper in May 2010 was found to be dancing too close to a patron in a third-floor lounge. The prior incident was taken into consideration when the board decided this week to issue its suspenion, Ferrer said.

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