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Court shuts down north Raleigh party mansion

Posted June 17, 2013 6:01 p.m. EDT
Updated June 17, 2013 6:43 p.m. EDT

— Shawn MacArthur was in his home office working late into the night one Saturday when the sudden cacophony of more than four dozen racing motorcycles exploded outside his window.

“They just kept going back and forth — one, two, three o’clock in the morning,” MacArthur explained, incredulously.

While jarring, the incident did not come as a complete surprise to MacArthur, who by then had come to expect the unexpected when it came to Saturday nights in Radcliffe. This exclusive North Raleigh subdivision off Falls of the Neuse road just past the E.M. Johnson water treatment plant, was host for nearly a year to the Metropolitan Lifestyle Mansion, a garish 24-room home turned no-rules suburban nightclub.

According to an injunction filed by the Radcliffe Homeowner’s Association against the mansion’s owners, Claude and Pamela Verbal, the lavish parties, which allegedly featured exotic dancers, bottle service and private cabanas, first began in July of 2012, and, in spite of a restraining order, continued through May 18, 2013.

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