Hamilton bar cited by Ohio Investigative Unit for violating 10 p.m. last call, officials say

Hamilton bar cited by Ohio Investigative Unit for violating 10 p.m. last call, officials say

The Grub Pub was one of six establishments cited Friday night for violating health orders relating to stopping the spread of COVID-19, according to a release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The Hamilton bar, located at 47 Hancock Ave., received an administrative citation for selling alcohol past the 10 p.m. curfew, the release states. Agents gave the citation after they visited the Grub Pub at approximately 11:18 p.m. and were able to purchase an alcoholic beverage from the bar, according to the Ohio Investigative Unit. Currently there is a 10 p.m. curfew for Ohio bars and restaurants, implemented in July by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and intended to slow the spread of the new coronavirus pandemic. The release states the establishment was cited overnight "after receiving complaints of blatant violations of orders in place to reduce the spread of the coronavirus." [ We can't do work like this without our supporters. Please consider a subscription to Cincinnati.com. ] The Grub Pub did not respond to The Enquirer's request for comment Saturday afternoon. The Grub Pub and the other five Ohio establishments that received citations will go before the Ohio Liquor Control Commission for potential penalties, including fines and/or a liquor permit suspension or revocation. “We continue to see that most of the permit premises are following the precautions put in place to make their establishments safe and they are complying with the directives,” Ohio Investigative Unit Enforcement Commander Eric Wolf said in the release. “As agents continue to ...
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