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 will consider revoking or otherwise sanctioning 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 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.

Susan Morgan August 16, 2012 at 12:08 AM
Great job!
SouthernKudzu August 16, 2012 at 10:21 AM
"Deehari, Inc., d/b/a Gipson's Bar & Grill, Sri Harini Suratman". I'm guessing the Gipson family no longer owns Gipson's? Good work D'Ville Police.
Robert Hungate August 16, 2012 at 11:08 AM
shut em down!
Sean Howard August 16, 2012 at 01:38 PM
I see underage drinking going on at MOST "bars" in Douglasville. It is quite common at numberous other places, aswell. My real question... if you can go to prison at 17, join the military without consent of parents at 17, enter into a legal contract at 18, have sexual relations legally at 16, or even get an abortion at 15 without parents even knowing (with court's permission)...why cant someone drink until 21? Makes no sense to me...
LeeR August 17, 2012 at 12:17 PM
Jim Gipson passed away in 2007.


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