The city’s Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board suspended three troublesome liquor establishment to a combined 183-day suspension earlier in the month.
The board issued the longest suspension term to Kings Bar and Liquors also known as Estrella Bar and Liquor located at 291 12th Avenue which received a 125-day license suspension for committing various violations.
On February 20th, 2015, the establishment allowed drugs on the premises, according to city records. The establishment also did not keep an employee list or a recent copy of its current license application as is required by law.
On March 30th, 2015, the business was charged for allowing drug activity on its premises. On April 5th, 2015, the business was cited for becoming a neighborhood nuisance by “adversely affecting the quality of life” of city residents by allowing large crowd drinking in front of the business, according to the city.
The business was cited again on April 11th, 2015 for allowing a large drinking crowd in front of its business. The next day, April 12th, 2015, the business was cited again for allowing large drinking crowd to loiter in front of the business.
On May 3rd, 2015, the business was cited for allowing indoor smoking at the establishment. The same day the business was cited yet again for being a neighborhood nuisance by allowing unruly groups outside that required police intervention.
On May 24th, 2015, the business was cited for becoming a nuisance with large crowds outside requiring police intervention, according to records. Police found marijuana at the premises, according to city records. The same day the business was cited for not having a certificate of occupancy, according to city records.
On May 30th, 2015, the business received more citations. It was conducting business without having available for inspection invoices, according to city records.
On August 7th, 2015, the business was cited again for not conspicuously displaying its license certificate. On the same day, it was cited again for becoming a nuisance due to loud music.
It was cited yet again on July 5th, 2015 for becoming a nuisance with large, unruly crowds outside, according to city records.
The 125-day suspension runs from January 18th, 2016 through Sunday, May 22nd, 2016, according to the board.
J and G Lounge and Liquor
Yhomax also known as J and G Lounge and Liquor located at 227 Park Avenue received 30-day suspension for loud music, selling untaxed cigarettes, and other violations.
On August 15th, 2015, the liquor store turned into a neighborhood nuisance with loud music, according to city records.
The business was also cited that day for selling untaxed cigarettes. It also did not have an employee list, according to city records.
The 30-day suspension begins on Monday, January 18th, 2016 and runs through Tuesday, February 16th, 2016, according to the board.
Mango’s Bar and Lounge
El Anochecer also known as Mango’s Bar and Lounge located at 86 Murray Avenue received a 28-day license suspension for a large number of violations.
On July, 13th, 2014, the establishment conducted business without having a current copy of its license application on hand. It also did not have an employee list as is required by law.
The business on the same day sold hard liquor to a patron at 3:28 a.m. long after the 10 p.m. cut off time.
The establishment also had non-employees on premises at 3:28 a.m. violating an ordinance that prohibits liquor stores from selling liquor between 3 and 7 a.m. on weekdays, according to city records.
The business also sold alcohol in containers that had no labels, according to city records.
On July 26th, 2014, the business became a neighborhood nuisance with large and unruly crowds outside requiring police intervention, according to city records.
On September 20th, 2014, the liquor store again sold hard liquor at 3:20 a.m. Yet again, non-employees were on the premises after the 3 a.m. closing time. It was again cited for becoming a nuisance disturbing quality of life by remaining open for business after hours.
The business on that date did not have a copy of its license nor did it have a list of employees on site.
Mango’s Bar and Lounge’s 28-day suspension runs from Monday, January 28th, 2016 through Sunday, February 14, 2016, according to the board.
The board voted to suspend the three establishments during its January 13th, 2016 meeting.