Downtown Businesses Resolve Charges With ATC
The owners of two Downtown Lafayette businesses have resolved the charges levied against them by the state's Department of Alcohol and Tobacco Control.
Arcadian Bar and Grill and Nite Town were both the subjects of fourth offense and third offense citations for selling alcohol to those underage.
According to ATC, the former owner of Arcadian has voluntarily agreed to give up his alcohol license and to pay a $2,500 fine. Under the terms of the agreement, Robert Zorn cannot serve as an employee, manager, or owner of the business.
Nite Town must follow a list of new procedures in order to maintain its license. Those procedures include the developing a policy under which any employee caught selling alcohol to someone under age will be fired.
The night club will also have to check the ID's of everyone entering the business, and only those over the age of 21 will be given a barcoded wristband and a stamp on their hand. All bartenders will also have to check the ID's of those who look to be under the age of 25, and they must refuse alcohol to anyone who presents a vertical photo identification.
NIte Town also has to pay a $5,000 fine.