Salem bar/grill’s liquor license suspended over virus rules
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has suspended the liquor license of restaurant/bar in Salem related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Los Arcos Mexican Grill was charged with violating the state’s executive order banning on-site consumption of food and drink at restaurants to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the Statesman Journal reported.
The allegations were made following an investigation by commission inspectors who say they saw several people entering and exiting a door leading to the restaurant’s bar.
A sign posted on the door said: “No Dine-in, Take out only.” Once inside, however, inspectors noted alcoholic beverages had been served to two people in the bar.
Los Arcos can appeal the suspension.
The investigation was the result of a complaint to the Commission saying Los Arcos had been serving alcohol to people over several days.
The commission says it suspended the restaurant’s liquor license, in light of “prohibited” and “unlawful conduct.”
The commission earlier this month also suspended the liquor license of a bar in southern Oregon.