Adult Entertainment Violations, Sales to Minors May Get Bar's License Revoked
The Douglasville City Council will discuss sanctions for a local bar and grill after arrests were made and the bar was cited for breaking several City codes.
The Douglasville City Council will consider revoking or otherwise sanctioning Gipson's Bar & Grill for being in recent violation of several of the City's ordinances, including selling alcohol to minors and violation of Adult Entertainment provisions.
The matter will be under consideration by the Douglasville City Council at their 9 a.m. work session meeting Thursday.
At least two wait staff were arrested by the Douglasville Police Department on Aug. 9, charged with selling alcohol to minors; Bikram Sharma, 23, and Delmy Rodriguez, 21, both work for Gipson's Bar & Grill, located on Fairburn Rd.
A complaint led the Douglasville Police Department to conduct a month-long special operations investigation, uncovering the violations, according to Maj. Greg Graff, Douglasville Police Department.
The (attached) Douglasville City Council agenda item reads as follows:
"On Monday August 20, 2012, hold a public hearing on the request of the City Attorney's Office to revoke or otherwise sanction the alcoholic beverages licenses and the Sunday sales permit, and the business license/ occupation tax registration for Deehari, Inc., d/b/a Gipson's Bar & Grill, Sri Harini Suratman agent outlet manager, due to violations of State and local laws concerning sale of alcoholic beverages to minors, violations of the Adult Entertainment provisions of the City Code, and failure to pay alcoholic beverages pouring tax and make monthly sales reports."
Update: 5:20 p.m.
After discussing the matter with Assistant City Attorney Susan Littlefield, Bill Osborne, Douglasville city manager, said the City of Douglasville could not comment on the details until Littlefield made her case to the City Council.