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BENNINGTON — A downtown bar, Doug’s on Main Street, was shut down abruptly on Friday after their liquor license was revoked by the Vermont Liquor Control Board following a hearing on Wednesday, according to Bennington Police Chief Paul Doucette.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.MORE IN This Just InBy Amy Ash Nixon Full StoryRICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 410 CE, Visigoths sack Rome and it isn't the first time, either; in 1859, Titusville, Pa., the first commercially viable oil well comes in; in 1918, the only World War I battle fought on U.S. soil in Nogales, Ariz. 0Rutland Herald content editor Rich Alcott uploads data direct to your head: On this day in 410... Full Story
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 410 CE, Visigoths sack Rome and it isn't the first time, either; in 1859, Titusville, Pa., the first commercially viable oil well comes in; in 1918, the only World War I battle fought on U.S. soil in Nogales, Ariz.
- TODAY'S WEATHER MINUTE:Chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing that pollute ground water and the air we breathe come under scrutiny by researchers who find at least eight fracking chemicals toxic to mammals.
- TODAY'S WEATHER MINUTE: The craze for Omega-3 fatty acids as a dietary supplement in its most popular form, fish oil, has led to depletion of fish stocks in oceans throughout the world. Is this the beginning of the total collapse of global fisheries?
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Suspects arrested in Killington bear death, Bryanna Allen and Kevin O'Connor report along the Back to School front, Rutland Plywood site remains an active fire scene as debris continues to smolder.
- TODAY'S WEATHER MINUTE: Forests around Chernobyl, even though dead from massive irradiation after nuclear accident 30 years ago, still have not even begun to decompose, natural balance disrupted at microbial level.
- Dogs have their day at White's Pool