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Club Owner: No Regrets About Kicking "Jersey Shore" Crew to the Curb



    Co-owner of W South Beach Hotel's nightclub said he has no regrets when it comes to barring the "Jersey Shore" cast from the hotspot.

    "If we were to do this again, we would do it exactly the same way," Karim Masri, one of the owners and founder of WALL, told Niteside. "We are inside a hotel, a hotel that has a certain image, and you have to factor in who the show cater to."

    He added, "We felt it wasn't the right decision for us to open our doors to 'Jersey Shore.'

    Masri, one of the original founders of Mokai, said WALL was intended to be an upscale lounge and not a dance club like the venues frequented by the "Shore" crew.

    "Depending on the level of clientele a certain nightclub caters to, some of the patrons might enjoy having those cameras around might see that as being amazing," he said. "But when you are dealing with a more high-end clientele, I think those cameras become annoying."

    But the "Shore" kids shouldn't take the strict policy personally: it doesn't only apply to fist-pumping frequenters of the Jersey Shore.

    "We havent' accepted any reality show to film in our venue," he said. "It hasn't just been the 'Jersey Shore' specifically. It has been across the board. If they come on their own time, without the cameras following them, I don't think it would be much of an issue."