Chelsea's Cafe banned from serving alcohol

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Posted: Sep 15, 2009 3:18 PM by Brian Waldrep
Updated: Sep 15, 2009 10:16 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: Chelseas, alcohol, banned

Update: Chelsea's Cafe is no longer allowed to serve alcohol effective immediately.

The move comes after a first circuit court of appeals overturned a judge's ruling allowing the restaurant to serve liquor.

State Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control agents yanked the restaurant's liquor license in April allowing Chelsea's to only operate as a restaurant.

ATC Commissioner Murphy Painter argued some restaurants, like Chelsea's, were circumventing state law by selling more alcohol than food when they became bars and concert venues at night.

However, a judge lifted the liquor license suspension ruling last May because Chelsea's was not given due process before the trial.

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