Bootleggers to close after Minneapolis threat to pull license
The downtown Minneapolis party bar Bootleggers has announced its intention to close, after the city of Minneapolis threatened to pull its license, the Star Tribune reports.
The party will have to move elsewhere -- though probably not to Envy
The Prohibition-themed, multi-level bar at 323 First Avenue was one of two downtown bars (Envy is the other) that had been in hot water with the city for various infractions. Here's what Bootleggers was accused of, and what will happen to the location now.
City staffers went so far as to call a press conference recently to announce their recommendations to pull Bootleggers and Envy's liquor licenses. Bootleggers was accused of admitting already drunk customers, serving alcohol after 2 a.m., having an unregistered manager, and not paying false alarm fees, according to the Strib. Envy is in trouble for underage customers, marijuana smoking, and fights.
Bootleggers' owners are now reportedly trying to sell the bar. Meanwhile, Envy has until Monday to decide what it will do, before the City Council considers its fate.