State Sen. Tony Avella (D–Queens) is calling for the closure of College Point’s Spa Palace in the aftermath of a patron’s death on Sunday.
Avella says he’s been tracking problems at the hot tub mecca since 2008, when he claims he noticed mislabeled and blocked fire exits.
The popular Spa Castle, which recently opened another outpost in Manhattan to much fanfare, has been open in Queens since 2007.
Hock Ma, 83, died Sunday after being found by another patron unconscious in a Jacuzzi.
Avella claims the location in Queens has had 28 Health Department violations in the last two years, and should lose its special permit from the city.
“I am calling on [the city] to revoke the variance and close this toxic spa for good,” Avella said in a statement that called Ma’s death “the final straw.” “The city must take action to ensure no one else is hurt.”