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Noise complaints force Maingate Nightclub to close for summer


ALLENTOWN, Pa — Joallen Urwin lives in B'nai B'rith Apartments in Allentown, the closest residential units to Maingate Nightclub.

Urwin says the music coming from the club is never a problem.

"The only time I hear that music is if I am out here smoking," Urwin said. "I enjoy it."

And it was a similar story from other residents we spoke with, like Loraine Johnston. Johnston says she has lived in the complex for six years.

"I like music," Johnston said.

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As noise violations pile up, Allentown's Maingate to close — for now


ALLENTOWN — Award-winning reggaeton artist Tego Calderón was on the stage at Allentown's Maingate Night Club on a Friday night three months ago when a state Liquor Control Enforcement officer showed up in response to a complaint.

Someone had reported the booming sounds coming from Calderón's performance at the North 17th Street nightclub and the LCE officer was considering citing him for making unreasonable noise.

"It didn't make any sense," argued Dominic J. Germano, owner and operator of the club. The officer didn't agree and gave Germano a ticket.

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Maingate Nightclub holds final party before closing temporarily


ALLENTOWN, Pa — A nightclub in Allentown will throw one last dance party, before temporarily closing its doors.

According to its website, Maingate is temporarily and voluntarily closing later this month after operating for 36 years.

A post on its site says the club is working to resolve some recent noise violations with the Liquor Control Board.

They say they hope to reopen soon.

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