Pete Wentz's Bar Temporarily Shuttered for Alleged Underage Drinking
06/01/2009 AT 04:10 PM EDT
New York Police authorities closed the Manhattan East Village bar Friday amid reports that alcoholic drinks had been served to underage customers. The violations have been placed on the bar's front door stating the venue has been "closed by court order."
A spokesperson for Angels & Kings tells PEOPLE: "There was an outstanding legal issue which the owners are now working to correct."
This is the bar's third citation, but the previous two citations were thrown out of court earlier this year. According to New York Liquor Authority spokesman William Crowley, however, the previous violations could still result in penalties and punitive measures.
"This is breaking the law and taken very seriously," according to an NYPD officer. "If the problem consistently happens, there is a chance of permanent shutdown of the bar."
Wentz, 29, is a joint-owner of the rock-and-roll bar along with members of his management team, and members from the bands Gym Class Heroes and Cobra Starship.
The rocker's East Village bar celebrated its second anniversary in April.