After two violations of the tobacco retail license, the managers from Cumberland Farms on First Street say tobacco products will not be sold at all unless the customer has identification.
The city is imposing a $350 fine on the convenience store but is holding the seven-day suspension in abeyance, meaning it will be enforced only if there is another violation.
Lach's Lounge is shutting down after three troubling years with violence.
The bar on Fenn Street will remain closed following yet another hearing with the Licensing Board. Owner Michael Kruger told the board that he plans to shut down and the Licensing Board approved an indefinite license suspension to allow him to sell the license to someone else.
Police are asking the Licensing Board to shut down Lach's Lounge.
Lach's Lounge is currently shut down until mid-November when it will have a hearing before the Licensing Board after a police investigation into a shooting and alleged drug dealing. The latest pile onto a lengthy history of instances at the bar and for that, Police have asked for the liquor license to be revoked.
Neighbors of the Sportsman's Cafe are objecting to the owner's pitch to once again stay open until 2 a.m.
Owner Neal Marshall has been closing the bar at 11 and has petitioned the Licensing Board to stay open until 2 a.m. as it had in the past. But, neighbors say the late nights in the past have lead to people arguing in the streets, littering, urinating in public, and illegal parking.
Craig Rand spoke on behalf of the neighbors and the nuisances were a constant when t
Fire inspectors cited the company during the summer saying the way the vehicles were being stored on the property posed a fire hazard. Fire Inspector Randy Stein was particularly concern with the rear of the building, which he felt didn't provide access to the building in case of an emergency, and the distance between vehicles so that fires don't quickly spread from vehicle to vehicle.
It is the first step in what the owners say will be a full renovation of the store. Earlier this week, the Licensing Board approved the sale of an unused beer and wine liquor license — previously owned by Shreeji Krishna LLC, which has since received an all-alcohol license and no longer needs the beer and wine — to Lipton Mart for its North Street location.
For the third time in two years, Lach's Lounge was before the Licensing Board after a violent crime.
But this time, the Licensing Board struggled to find how the bar was related to a Sept. 10 shooting in which a 32-year-old resident was shot multiple times. The incident occurred in the parking lot at about 1:20 p.m., a good 20 minutes after the bar had closed. While the victim had been a patron earlier in the evening, it is not known whether the shooter was there or not. Bar officials say the
The former Johnny's Beach Club has been sold and will become a Mexican restaurant.
Attorney Jeff Lynch reported to the Licensing Board on Monday that Wahconah Street LLC. has purchased the bar and will turn it into a restaurant. The Secretary of State's Office shows Suzanne Chung, a partner with numerous restaurants including Jae's Bistro, as one of the signatories as well as Oscar Amaya.
The Licensing Board opted to close the bars at the Crowne Plaza early for the next two weeks after an incident of overserving.
Both bars at the downtown hotel will need to call last call at 11:30 p.m. with the patrons being out by midnight. That also includes any events the hotel at the hotel. The sanction was imposed as punishment for an incident on Dec. 23 that led to the arrest of a reportedly intoxicated man.