State officials issued an emergency suspension Wednesday of a Valley Stream bar’s liquor license, charging the establishment with violating laws related to violent incidents and inspection failures.
The suspension of Sunny O’s license, which was ordered by the state liquor authority at its Wednesday board meeting, comes three weeks after Nassau police made arrests in connection with a March shooting death outside the West Merrick Road bar.
The authority on July 21 charged Sunny O’s with 14 violations of alcoholic beverage control laws, including assault, disorderly premise, and “becoming a focal point for police attention”.
Nassau police have documented four instances of drug possession at or outside the bar this month, and have had to respond to disturbances at the establishment at least six times in the past 60 days, the state agency said in a news release. The licensee also failed to notify the police of an assault of a patron at the premises on July 6, according to the state agency. State law holds establishments with liquor licenses responsible for violations that occur on the premises, the state said. Nassau police did not immediately comment Wednesday on the incidents.
“The establishment continues to pose a burden on police resources and has taken no…
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