The Otter House is closing Jan. 13. The news began to leak word-of-mouth and on Twitter:
"Everyone in Fred have a few $1 domestics on Thursday for me and rage on #RIPOtterHouse."
"What's this about #RIPOtterHouse?"
"I've heard from several friends in town that they're closing."
Otter House owners Stephen Cameli and Paul Stoddard were charged in August with the misdemeanor of keeping a public nuisance, but the charges were dropped when Judge John R. Stevens ruled in October there had been “insufficient probable cause” to raid the business.
But the summer's events hurt the downtown business. “Basically, when all that went down, our business was affected terribly,” said co-owner Paul Stoddard to the Free Lance-Star.
Cameli and Stoddard will continue with Sunken Well Tavern at 720 Littlepage St.
Free Lance-Star: Otter House Charges Dropped - Oct. 19, 2012
UPDATED: Drugs Seized in Otter House Raid - July 27, 2012
Warrant Details Drug Trafficking That Led To Raid - July 27, 2012
- Aug. 2, 2012
Otter House Owners Try to Suppress Evidence in Raid - Aug. 11, 2012
Otter House Owner Asked Police for Help Before Raid - Aug. 16, 2012
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