List: 12 more bars in New York City have liquor licenses suspended for COVID-19 violations

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NEW YORK (WABC) – Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday that the state has suspended liquor licenses for 12 bars in New York City after finding violations of executive orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic. -end, the state’s multi-agency task force, led by the state police and the national liquor authority, performed more than 1,300 compliance checks, documenting violations at 132 establishments. Another 644 compliance checks were carried out on Monday evening, as investigators observed 26 violations in New York.Businesses that violate COVID-19 regulations face fines of up to $ 10,000 per violation, while egregious violations can result in the immediate suspension of a bar or restaurant’s liquor license.RELATED: 132 New York and Long Island Bars Cited for Distancing Violations

“New Yorkers have worked hard to flatten the curve, but bars and restaurants that ignore public health guidelines are failing to live up to their sacrifices that have saved lives while allowing us to support the reopening of our economy,” said Cuomo said. “Local governments need to enforce the law, but the task force has stepped up its efforts and with these additional suspensions we are sending a clear message that the state will not hesitate to take action against businesses that endanger health. and the safety of New Yorkers. ”

The 12 establishments that issued emergency summary suspension orders from the State Liquor Authority Board during the July 28-29 meetings are:

“Nello” at 694-696 Madison Avenue in Manhattan, July 29, 2020
On July 28, investigators from the state’s multi-agency task force observed that at least eight patrons were being served food and drinks at multiple tables inside the restaurant in clear violation of Executive Order 202.3 of the governor, who has restricted service to New York since March. 16, 2020.

“Union Grounds” at 270 Smith Street in Brooklyn, July 29, 2020
On July 24, investigators from the state’s multi-agency task force observed a crowd drinking directly outside the premises without food, including twelve customers standing and drinking without food. In addition, the owner, a bartender and a member of the waiters were observed without a face mask.

“Ladies Sports Bar” at 170-12 Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica, July 29, 2020
On July 27, investigators from the state’s multi-agency task force observed eight customers consuming alcohol inside the premises, in addition to an employee without a face mask, both in clear violation of the decrees. of the governor.

“Parq” at 4001 East Tremont Avenue in the Bronx, July 29, 2020
On July 25, investigators from the state’s multi-agency task force observed forty to fifty customers consuming alcohol and smoking hookah on the sidewalk and street directly in front of the premises in a nightclub atmosphere, including about twenty clients without face coverings.

“Grill on the Hill” at 1624 Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan, July 29, 2020
On July 27, investigators from the state’s multi-agency task force observed customers at two separate tables outside the premises consuming alcohol without food, in addition to two customers standing at the bar at the inside the premises.

“Regular Visitors” at 149 Smith Street in Brooklyn, July 29, 2020
On July 24, investigators from the state’s multi-agency task force observed around 20 customers drinking alcohol directly outside the premises without food.

“El Otro Rollo” at 79-05 Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights, July 28, 2020
On July 25, investigators from the state’s multi-agency task force observed twenty patrons drinking inside the bar, two employees serving customers without facials, and eight patrons standing and drinking without food at the bar. restaurant.

“Gossip” at 733 9th Avenue in Manhattan, July 28, 2020
On July 27, investigators from the state’s multi-agency task force observed twelve patrons gathering, lingering and consuming alcohol on the sidewalk outside the premises long after the 11 p.m. curfew in New York. York for field service, with the owner and several clients not wearing face covers. Gossip is a repeat offender, charged with two counts in early July for violations of governor’s decrees.

“Atlantis” at 93-10 Woodhaven Boulevard in Jamaica, July 28, 2020
Atlantis is a persistent violator of governor’s decrees, with SLA investigators finding customers ignoring social distancing guidelines and standing and drinking outside the premises on five occasions between July 1 and July 16.

“El Abuelo Gozon” at 79-03 Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights, July 28, 2020
On July 25, investigators from the state’s multi-agency task force observed twenty clients standing and seated while consuming alcohol outside the premises on the sidewalk long after the 11 p.m. curfew in New York City for the foreign service. There were several employees who were not wearing face coverings, including the manager and two employees at the entrance. At the time of the visit, two customers sitting inside the bar were consuming alcohol without food.

“El Palo Bar” at 38-12 104th Street in Corona, July 28, 2020
On July 18, investigators from the state’s multi-agency task force observed thirty patrons drinking outside the restaurant, most without a curfew, well after the 11 p.m. curfew in New York for the foreign Service. The restaurant is a repeat offender of governor’s decrees, with outstanding charges for violations on four occasions between June 21 and July 1.

“Rancho” at 105-13 Jamaica Avenue in Richmond Hill, July 28, 2020
On July 27, investigators from the state’s multi-agency task force observed a total of eight patrons inside the bar drinking, in direct violation of the governor’s decrees, with two patrons without face coverings being served by a bartender without a face mask.

The emergency suspensions were ordered by President Bradley, Commissioner Lily Fan and Commissioner Greeley Ford at a special Full Commission meeting on July 28 and a regular Full Commission meeting on July 29, conducted by digitally recorded video in accordance with social distancing guidelines.

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