Open or closed, Shock nightclub is now under investigation.
Open or closed, Shock nightclub is now under investigation.
via Facebook

Shock Nightclub Now Under Investigation, According to Miami Beach Police

Shock nightclub in South Beach might be a chaotic vortex of revolving promoters, investors, and name changes, but it finally looks like that cycle might be grinding to a halt.

Miami Beach Police now say they have begun an investigation into complaints against the Washington Avenue club.

Those complaints began when Shock founder and French nightlife entrepreneur Julien Manival abruptly left town in November. Those hired by Manival said the Frenchman had either neglected to pay them or had written bad checks.

Four months later, dozens of employees are still waiting to be paid, but the club remains open -- at times advertising under a different name. It is set to host a back-to-back DJ battle later this month during Ultra Music Festival.

That event could be in jeopardy, however, now that Miami Beach PD is investigating Shock.

"I have subsequently forwarded the allegations to the Criminal Investigation Unit and have requested that an investigation into the matter be initiated," Sgt. Wayne Jones writes.

Follow Miami New Times on Facebook and Twitter @MiamiNewTimes.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >