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Nightclub Shut Down Before Jay-Z Party

NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Manhattan Nightclub Avalon was shuttered by police a mere half-hour before the doors were scheduled to open for a party celebrating Jay-Z's new album, "Kingdom Come." Jay-Z himself was not expected to be in attendance at the event.

Witnesses reported that hundreds of restive patrons had assembled in the street in front of the Chelsea nightclub awaiting admission to the event

Police claimed that the reason for the shutdown was a lack of public assembly permits for the club. A representative from the club could not be reached for comment.- CelebrityAccess Staff Writers