Panaji: Goa’s iconic club and the most happening hotspot for nightlife – Tito has been sold after owners claimed harassment from authorities and NGOs. The iconic club, located at Baga Beach in North Goa, has been synonymous with nightlife in the tourist state.
“It is with sadness but with anger that we have sold our entire business (Tito) in Goa. I personally have suffered the least as I was compensated adequately and even my future generations won't have to work, Richardo Joseph D'Souza, whose family owns the club, said in a post on Facebook. 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”, he said.
Although the name of the new owner has not been released by the former owner, D’Souza exclaimed that he has been constantly ‘harassed’ by officials from the police department, the Planning and Development Authority, the Coastal Regulation Zone, NGOs, panchayat and sarpanchas, Block Development Officers, Deputy Collectors and others.