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Harry O’s reopened after short City Hall-ordered closure

by Jay Hamburger OF THE RECORD STAFF

City Hall ordered a closure at Harry O’s for more than 24 hours between Tuesday and Wednesday, a Park City Building Department official said, the second time since December the nightclub has been prohibited from having people inside based on building codes.

Kurt Simister, an inspector in the Building Department, said City Hall received an anonymous complaint against Harry O’s on Tuesday morning, with the person claiming that the natural-gas supply had been shut off.

He said the Building Department verified the claim and discovered the nightclub did not have heat or hot water. Without the supply of natural gas, Simister said, Harry O’s was unable to clean the glassware with hot water.

Simister said the Building Department forced Harry O’s to close at 3 p.m. on Tuesday. It was allowed to reopen at approximately 7 p.m. on Wednesday, after Simister verified the system was working.

He said Harry O’s was not open for business at the time of the shutdown anyway.

A Questar Gas spokesman said the company shut off the supply to Harry O’s in the middle of the afternoon on March 8. The service was returned at about 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, the spokesman said.

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The spokesman, citing company policy, declined to discuss the reason for the stoppage. The spokesman said there was not a problem with the delivery system that would have caused the stoppage, leaving open the possibility of an issue with the nightclub’s account.

The Questar Gas stoppage is the second at Harry O’s since December. The company stopped service between Nov. 30 and Dec. 4. The company declined to discuss the details of that case as well.

A person affiliated with Harry O’s in December acknowledged there was an issue with a payment that led to the stoppage then.

Harry O’s is Main Street’s largest nightclub, and there are oftentimes crowds waiting to get inside on nights when there is a concert or a disc jockey playing. A representative from Harry O’s did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.