Saturday, March 16, 2013
Tri-Cities residents, Patch wants to hear from you on the issues that affect you and your neighbors.
Welcome to Tri-Cities Talk—a new feature in which we ask our Facebook fans to share their views on current issues facing Geneva, Batavia and St. Charles. Every week, we get the conversation started by taking a look back at a question we asked the Tri-Cities community the week before on local Patch Facebook pages. There have been several stories in the news recently related to fights and other bad behavior at Tri-Cities bars. Some say the city must increase regulation and enforcement, while others insist that bar owners and staff add to the problem by overserving customers. Many others argue that individuals are solely responsible for their own behavior. That brings us to this week's question: Take a look at what people had to say and join …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Five establishments received $500 fines.
Five liquor establishments in St. Charles were fined this week for violating city liquor laws, officials announced Thursday. Six businesses in all were actually determined on Monday by the St. Charles Liquor Commission to be in violation of of the rules governing their liquor licenses. One of the establishments had requested a continuance because a representative was able to attend the meeting. Follow St. Charles Patch on Facebook or with Twitter! “These establishments will be subject to increasing levels of fines, suspensions, and revocation if necessary, should they continue to have difficulty complying with the City’s liquor control codes and requirements,” said Mayor Don DeWitte, in a released statement. The fines follow check …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Alibi is located at 12 N. Third St.
A new business which become the subject of scrutiny by St. Charles alderman concerned about the number of bars in the city will get its requested liquor license. The St. Charles City Council briefly reviewed a revised plan Monday submitted by the owner of Alibi, 12 N. Third St., but approving the liquor license in a 6-4 vote. Revised plans indicate a maximum capacity of 279 with enough seats to accommodate 188 people in the 8,000-square-foot space. Prior to the change, the Third Avenue building housed an antique market. Sign up for St. Charles Patch's daily newsletter to get all the latest headlines in one email! The B3 license approved is one for businesses that primarily offer food and entertainment, such as restaurants, and is different…
Thursday, August 4, 2011
A check of 21 stores found none that served or sold liquor to underage "agents."
A police sweep of 21 St. Charles businesses found none had violated their liquor licenses and served underage adults. Two 19-year-old people helped police conduct the liquor-license compliance checks for these businesses: According to police, none of the businesses sold alcohol to the two underage “agents.” The St. Charles Police Department does a random check every quarter of businesses within the city limits that maintain a liquor license, according to police. Sometimes, more than one check is performed if a particular establishment receives complaints. In April, Scotland Yard shut down after its license was suspended following three violations—the most recent one where a woman was allegedly over-served.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
A proposal was tabled Monday night.
A few St. Charles aldermen raised some concerns regarding the idea of more of one type of business coming into the downtown. “I really don’t think St. Charles needs more bars,” said Alderman Cliff Carrignan. A request for a restaurant liquor license was the catalyst for concerns from the city Government Operations Committee Monday night. Rich Simpson, who wants to open Alibi Bar and Grill at 12 N. Third St., again requested approval from the committee. The first attempt at a proposal for a B3 liquor license failed to impress the committee two weeks ago. This time, even with a concession by Simpson to stop serving liquor before midnight on weekends, alderman raised concerns about available parking, what types of music the establishment …