The Library Bar Files for New Permit After TABC Suspends Alcohol License
The Library Bar, which previously had its alcohol license suspended, has agreed to a settlement with TABC which rescinds the suspension.
Earlier in the month of November, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission suspended the alcohol licenses of two Lubbock businesses: The Library Bar and Charley B's.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered bars to close roughly three weeks ago from the writing of this article, as Trauma Service Area B, the area including Lubbock, had a COVID-19 hospitalization rate above 15 percent for seven consecutive days.
KAMC News reports that since the governor's order was issued, the TABC has been checking on businesses and found the aforementioned bars had violations in the second week of November. This means that their licenses to sell alcohol were suspended for 30 days, and repeat violators could get 60-day suspensions.
Charley B's has said that everything was fine on their front and that they would be operating as a restaurant. The Library Bar, however, said in a statement that they had agreed to a settlement with TABC to rescind the suspension and that they had already filed for a new food and beverage permit.
Justin Sherman, GM of the Library Bar, said: "[The] safety of our customers and employees is always at a premium. We felt this way before COVID-19 and it's tenfold with this new virus."