In Manhattan drastic action was taken in an effort to "dry up Broadway." On a single night, nine restaurants and cabarets — Palais Royal, Plantation, Moulin Rouge, Montmartre, Club Royale, Balmoral Club, Club Gallant, Barn Club, 400 Club—were padlocked for a year. On the doors were placed placards which read: "This place closed for violation of the National Prohibition Act. By order of the United States District Court." Next night came another raid. The Piccadilly Rendezvous was closed. One Ralph Oyler, Federal Agent, predicted that Broadway would be "as dark as Tenth Ave." before the end of the Summer.


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