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South Paterson bar that was busted in March gets liquor license renewal

By Jayed Rahman
Published: July 23, 2015


The Wild Bull Bar and Saloon which was busted for selling to 18 minors during a March 2015 crackdown received its liquor license renewal on Wednesday evening.

The bar located at 256 Buffalo Avenue was approved for renewal by the city’s three-member Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board.

The establishment had several restrictions on its class-c license, according to ABC officials. The bar is not allowed to host teen, college, hip-hop events, or dance events, according to the board. The restrictions existed from 2007 to 2015 and will continue to remain in place.

“What do you do there now?”  asked Octavio Aguilar, ABC board member, to the bar’s owner and attorney.

Alan Mariconda, the bar’s attorney, said the establishment is attempting to become more like a restaurant. “He tries to keep it more family oriented,” said Mariconda.

Krassimir Orachev, 59, of Lodi, the bar’s owner was arrested earlier in the year for selling liquor to 18 underage patrons.

Aguilar mentioned there may be some violations at the bar, but Mariconda suggested there was nothing recent.

The board often suspends license holders who sell to underage patrons. It’s not clear if the establishment was punished for the March 2015 violation.

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