End Of An Era! Goa’s Iconic Tito’s Shut Down & Sold Off
Goa is famous for its nightlife and clubs and one of the clubs that created a name for itself and became “The Place to be” in the party circles of Goa was Tito’s. The first trip to Goa meant a mandatory check-in at Tito’s. The club located at North Goa’s Baga Beach announced they have shut down & sold it due to harassment by authorities and NGOs.
Richardo Joseph D’Souza, whose family owns the club took to Facebook to announce the news. He wrote. “It is with sadness but with anger that we have sold our entire business in Goa. I personally have suffered the least as I was compensated adequately and even my future generations won’t have to work.”
He further added “I will also share some with our staff but in the long term they have no jobs. Can I please ask our officials to employ them as I do not ever plan any more business in Goa.”
There is no information about the new owner and neither D’souza has shared any details about the new owners. In the facebook post he said that he was harassed by officials from the police department, the Planning, and Development Authority, the Coastal Regulation Zone, NGOs, panchayat, and sarpanches, Block Development Officers, Deputy Collectors, and others. However, he thanked certain segments of the government like Dr Sawant (chief minister Pramod Sawant), the IAS officers, ex-staff, present staff, his neighbours, friends and family, and the common people of Goa who contributed to this great brand called Tito’s.
— HermanGomes_journo (@Herman_Gomes) June 28, 2021