Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The Pony vs. Curbside

In case you missed it, two local bars and grills, The Pony Cabaret and Steakhouse and Curbside, both had their liquor licenses pulled, Curbside for two weeks and The Pony permanently. What is interesting is the length of time and the offenses for which each lost its license.

Curbside had theirs pulled for " several liquor license violations including not having a state liquor license last year and having a felon as manager" while the Pony lost theirs for "owner having been convicted of tax evasion and forgery in California in the 1990s". In addition, while Curbside has had problems with patrons fighting outside of the establishment and leaving quite a bit of litter in surrounding parking lots, as near as I can tell, the only other problem associated with the Pony was a citation for a blocked fire door. In other words, a much longer track record of violations at Curbside generated a much more lenient penalty.

If I didn't know better, I 'd think the city was using the 1990s conviction as a means to shut the Pony down in order to close what they perceive as an undesirable business on the main street going into downtown.

1 comment:

  1. Yopu're right. This is sheer hypocrisy and vindictiveness,