Monday, January 28, 2013
The council denied renewal of Spoon Fusion Cuisine's liquor license on Thursday, following a rash of police calls and fire code violations at the business.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us The Apple Valley City Council clamped down on Spoon Fusion Cuisine on Thursday, denying renewal of the restaurant's liquor license—a move the Spoon's attorney has said would likely lead to the closure of the business. The council voted 3-2 to deny the license during a public hearing, after a motion to renew the liquor license for one month with probationary conditions failed on a 2-3 vote. Apple Valley City Council member Clint Hooppaw—who voted to deny renewal—called the decision "the hardest thing I've done in two years of being here". For nearly two hours, he and other council members debated how to handle the problematic restaurant, …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The Eagan restaurant and brewery has failed four alcohol compliance checks in the last three years and is currently serving a 30-day suspension.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us The Eagan City Council opted not to pursue additional penalties against Granite City Food & Brewery, which has failed four alcohol compliance checks within the last 36 months. But the council issued a stern admonition to the business during a Tuesday night hearing. "I don’t take these things lightly. I have a huge issue with serving and selling alcohol to minors," Eagan City Councilor Cyndee Fields said during the council meeting on Tuesday. "If it happens again, I will go the full distance on this." Granite City sold alcohol to minors during police compliance checks conducted on Dec. 21, 2009; July 5, 2010; and October 24, 2012. The …
Sunday, December 23, 2012
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The Eagan restaurant and brewery has had three failed alcohol compliance checks in the last 36 months.
The city of Eagan is issuing a $2,000 fine and a 30-day liquor license suspension to Granite City Food and Brewery. The license will be suspended from Jan. 2 through Jan. 31, Eagan city clerk Christina Scipioni said. The brewery has had three failed compliance checks in the last 36 months, most recently on Oct. 24, when a Granite City employee served a 20-year-old working for the Eagan Police Department. Additionally, Granite City was cited once for serving alcohol before 10 a.m. on a Sunday, a violation of city code. “We conduct checks routinely and periodically throughout the city, varying the locations so that every place gets checked,” Eagan communications director Tom Garrison said.