Police Bust Illegal ‘Night Club' at Former Fish Store

Police busted what they called an illegal "night club" at a former exotic fish and pet store in New Haven early Saturday morning.

Just after 1 a.m., police spotted around 100 people in or around an exotic fish store that leases space on 1522 Whalley Ave. in upper Westville, police said.

The building used to be a fish and pet store but that business had since moved to 61 Amity Road a few months ago, Worldwide Fish and Pet owner, Pete Sachs, told NBC Connecticut. Worldwide Fish and Pet was not involved with the incident.

Police said the shop was closed and a nightclub had been created inside, so officers called for help and shut the party down. According to the New Haven police press release, the alleged nightclub was taking place at an "exotic fish store."

Police said they are reaching out to the fire marshal’s office, building code officials and the liquor commission.

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