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.

She said:

“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?

East LA Hoboken August 30 2007 Hoboken411

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16 Comments on "Preferential Bar Treatment – East LA"


spindubster
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spindubster
8 years 25 days ago

There is no preferential bar treatment. Been in the bar industry, in Hoboken, for years!
I”m a customer of East LA. They run a tight ship. Staff been there for years. It’s like “Cheers”. Sometimes politics gets in the way, or just other bar owners, that are haters! East LA’s been a very succsessful restaurant due to there staff. Margarita’s rock! Stop bitching and start a revolution!

MauMau
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MauMau
9 years 27 days ago

I don’t like the way Hoboken is currently run helter skelter by the Roberts administration. And I thought the whole Maxwell Place thing was a publicity stunt on his part, not Zimmer’s.
I don’t know if he is tight with Al or not, but if he is what was up with the Maxwell Place thing? The battle over that ugly patch of green.

JAHoboken
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JAHoboken
9 years 27 days ago

[quote comment=”41819″][quote comment=”41784″]Gee, do you think Al Arezzo has anything to do with this? I mean, being that mayor owns the bar and that he and the mayor are best buds. I just wonder how they found out. Police scanner? “All units, all units, report to East LA immediately.” Doesn’t exactly seem like a police matter, or an emergency. You would think someone from ABC would just show up tomorow and ask for the manager.[/quote]

What would the building inspector have to do with a liquor license?[/quote]

Exactly! Enough said.

MauMau
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MauMau
9 years 28 days ago

It would also surprise me that Roberts would let the license lapse on such a cash cow. It is a very valuable asset.

MauMau
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MauMau
9 years 28 days ago

[quote comment=”41833″][quote comment=”41823″]Word is he sold the business, due to conflict of interest (though he may still have some involvement).
I pretty sure he owns the building. So that would mean the Farside guys, if they’re the ones who bought the businness, would be paying Roberts rent for the use of the space like any other tenant.
Owning a business and renting the space, is a lot different than owning the building, or owning the building and owning the business.[/quote]

I don’t think they own the liquor license, that was the “word” on the street that I heard. Farside guys basically running it – but Roberts still owns and they pay him X amount of dollars for the cash cow that is East LA.[/quote]
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If they were just running the business for him, then Roberts would be paying them for this service. It’s more than that. They’re ringin’ the register. If they are paying him for something, it may for use of the license, somekind of rent factoring, or something else. Whatever their deal is, it is a cash cow, and if I had owned that business, and had to sell it or some part it ,I’d keep my finger in it somehow.

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