Preferential Bar Treatment – East LA
According to a reader who was listening to the live police scanner (yep, I sometimes forget it…), she indicated that East LA was having some issues with their liquor license. This happened a couple minutes past 7pm tonight.
“In case you’re not listening to the scanner.. East LA’s ABC license is expired and the cops are trying to figure out whether they should shut it down or not.
Interesting political consequences me thinks.”
Then followed up a few minutes later with:
“they figured it out – don’t shut the bar down, just advise that person that they need to renew the license. I wonder if the same treatment would be given to all local establishments.”
According to the NJ State ABC, licenses have to be renewed annually effective July 1st. And the repercussions for not renewing are as follows:
“If, for some reason the local renewal process is delayed so that a license renewal is not approved by municipal resolution by July 1st, all alcoholic beverage activity on the licensed premises must cease unless the licensee has filed the renewal application, paid the applicable fees and applies to and has issued by the Division of A.B.C. an “Ad Interim” Permit.”
Hoboken City Code doesn’t reference anything specific to revocation, but rather cites the NJ ABC.
I can’t remember off the top of my head, but can anyone recall if any other bar in town has been shut down (even temporarily) for not having a up to date liquor license?
Is East LA operating illegally?