Lach's Lounge is shut down for good and for now, no one else can take its place.
The Licensing Board previously suspended the bar's liquor license after three years of repeated violent incidents. The board opted to suspend rather than revoke to give the bar's owner Michael Kruger a chance to sell the license. As of Monday, Kruger hasn't found a buyer.
The Licensing Board is giving Tito's Mexican Grille a warning after employees held a late night party inside the establishment.
According to Police Capt. Michael Grady, officers were called to the Depot Street restaurant just before 3 a.m. on Saturday, February 16th for a disturbance. Upon arrival, officers didn't find a disturbance outside but could see about a dozen people inside drinking and music playing.
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.