COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Liquor Control Commission has revoked Barley House’s alcohol permit effective March 24, it said on Wednesday in a summary of recent rulings in bars and restaurants.
Barley House is accused of violating state laws and public health regulations four times, including one that dates back to December 2019. Last week the Alcohol Commission held hearings on allegations against Barley House and other bars and restaurants across Ohio. For Barley House, the fines and penalties grew tougher with each incident before the commission, culminating in one case that occurred on November 14th and resulted in the loss of approval.
The bar was accused of “disorderly activities” on November 14th. Many bars and restaurants are blamed for this for failing to comply with public health regulations. This ensures that customers stay seated, are socially distant and wear masks when they are not eating or drinking.
A Barley House employee said Wednesday evening that the company had no comment at the time.
Agents from the Ohio Investigative Unit, under the Ohio Department of Public Safety, visit alcohol permit holders across the state to ensure they are complying with the law. Most of the time there are no problems. Since the pandemic There were more and more problems with facilities that do not comply with state rules and are trying to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
The agents list the companies, which then typically appear before the Ohio Liquor Control Commission, where business owners can counter the allegations, deny the allegations but set the facts or admit the allegations. Sometimes allegations are dropped by the Ohio Attorney General, who represents the agents.
Barley House is far from being the first company to get its alcohol license. Akron’s Highland TavernThe violations were so serious that the Alcohol Commission revoked its license effective October 2nd.
This story will be updated.