The city's Regulated Industries Division isn't sticking to temporarily shuttering businesses for serving to minors.
The service industry's most hated government entity announced a couple
of violations last week, including a five-day suspension for
Surrey's, a horse-drawn carriage company that ferries people around the Plaza.
Regulated Industries issued the ban after catching Surrey's drivers allowing passengers to ride in the front seat as they cruised through the Country Club Plaza. "They were allowing customers to drive," Gary Majors of Regulated Industries said. "Well, I don't know if 'drive' is the right word, but they were holding the reins,"
Whatever the right word is, Majors says there have been incidents in the past of horses getting spooked while making their way through traffic, and it could end badly if a child were at the reins. So don't look for Surrey's horses to be trotting along the Plaza from August 21-25.
Kennedy's Bar & Grill was also slapped with a two-day liquor license
suspension for allowing drinking in an unlicensed part of the building. Drinking isn't allowed on the Waldo bar's deck, but patrons had been sneaking drinks out when they go to smoke, bartender Justine Beckman told the Plog. The bar's suspension is slated for August 9-11, so you'll have to find a different place to drink cheap beer and play bingo on Monday night.