Liquor control board revokes license of Doug’s Bar in BenningtonMarch 30,2013Vt. liquor board
revokes bar license
BENNINGTON — A downtown bar, Doug’s on Main Street, was shut down abruptly on Friday after their liquor license was revoked by the Vermont Liquor Control Board following a hearing on Wednesday, according to Bennington Police Chief Paul Doucette.
Sgt. Thomas Curran, who serves with the Vermont Department of Liquor Control, served the paperwork at DOM, Inc., which operates as Doug’s Bar. The papers were given to Doug Goble, who owns the business along with his mother, Mary Goble.
The order gives Goble 15 days to remove the alcohol from the premises.
Doucette said Doug’s can no longer serve, sell or give alcohol away. If alcohol is served there, it would be a criminal offense that could be punishable by a $1,000 fine or a six-month jail sentence.
The bar was shut down after an undercover operation uncovered violations in January. Another undercover operation resulted in a 10-day liquor license suspension in September.
Doug’s has been a controversial business in Bennington. The Select Board has had several discussions about the business based on reports from Doucette that several criminal incidents either happened at Doug’s or involved people who had been drinking there.
Doucette said Doug’s had been the site of more than 100 incidents since he took over as chief in 2010. Doucette said Goble was very cooperative when the order was served on Friday.
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