15495 U.S. 41 North #111, Naples, FL
NAPLES — The music is on hold and the dance floor will be empty at Ultra, a popular North Naples nightclub.
On Friday the club was shuttered, after it received a cease and desist order over safety concerns.
“Basically we found various violations inside the structure,” said North Naples Fire Control and Rescue District Deputy Chief Sal D’Angelo.
D’Angelo said that along with the North Naples Fire inspectors, Collier Code Enforcement officials and inspectors from Collier County’s Building Department were at the club Friday looking at violations ranging from fire alarm and sprinkler noncompliance to electrical issues.
“The club will be closed until the various issues are taken care of,” said D’Angelo.
In an e-mail Friday night, Collier County spokesman John Torre said a certificate of occupancy would not have been issued with the deficiencies that were discovered this week by the building code and electrical code inspectors.
In addition, Torre wrote that it appeared some unpermitted work had been done after the CO was issued.
According to Beamin Entertainment’s William Kobrin, who works for Ultra, it’s a bit disappointing that the club is temporarily out of commission but that it won’t be for long.
“For right now the club will stay closed until we can get up to code and then we’ll reopen,” said Kobrin.
As to how soon Ultra will reopen is unknown as of Friday.
“Our goal is obviously by mid next week,” said Kobrin. “We’re setting plans to hopefully do it by Wednesday, but there is nothing guaranteed.”
The club has a Girls Gone Wild event planned for Wednesday.
For his part, D’Angelo said both the building and business owners are working with safety officials to fix the problems
“Everybody is working together to make the club safe,” said D’Angelo. “And at the end of the day that is what we want.”
On its website, Ultra boasts over 10,000 sq. feet VIP seating, three bars, a large dance area and two large outdoor patios.