Bootleggers On Broadway appears to be on its way back.
The restaurant, located downtown at 200 Broadway, closed in December after its alcoholic beverage license was suspended following a raid by various agencies found about 175 underaged patrons.
Now, according to a report posted today on timesunion.com, a deal is being worked out between the State Liquor Authority (SLA) and Bootleggers' attorney James D. Linnan. It would call for payment of a $15,000 fine to receive permission to reopen. The matter will be heard by the SLA board at its February 16 meeting, according to an authority spokesperson.
The same report says Bootleggers also would agree to plead no contest to charges of 53 sales to minors, including 14 to people age 18 or younger, and one count of failure to keep books and records on the premises. Part of the deal also would require it to discontinue its college night and similar promotions, and begin use scanning devices for IDs.
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