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Local Restaurants Get Smacked With Liquor License Suspensions
ABC Board sets its sights on fine dining spots.
During a sting, the ABC board plants underage customers in bars and restaurants. If servers fail to ask for ID and provide them alcoholic beverages, the establishment is subject to a two-day suspension and a fine, and the bartender gets smacked with a misdemeanor charge. At Asia Nora—which has a tiny bar with a only handful of stools—the bust happened during August’s restaurant week. They didn’t serve alcohol on Thursday and Friday of last week, and gave customers with reservations the option of dining at Restaurant Nora instead. Asia Nora co-owner Tommy Damato says that his case worker was handling similar situations at about 20 other restaurants.
At 2 Amys, much of the family-friendly crowd stuck around despite the lack of booze, according to manager Thea MacQuaid. Others opted to try Sushi Sushi across the street instead, just to find that their liquor license had been suspended too. Creme, with its menu of tasty cocktails unavailable, was empty on Friday night. Maybe everyone was kicking back shots at Millie & Al's instead.
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