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City of Springfield License Commission Revokes Malecon Restaurant & Bar Liquor License

The City of Springfield License Commission held a meeting on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 for a final hearing and voted to revoke the liquor license of the Malecon Restaurant and Bar.

The Board of License Commissioners thoroughly reviewed the numerous complaints and incidents from the establishment and after following the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) guidelines of progressive discipline in the hopes of seeing improvements from the management, found that the situation was not improving with repeated violations and incidents including COVID-19 regulation violations and an incident on Christmas culminating to the final decision of revoking the license in the best interest in public safety and quality of life for the neighborhood and residents.

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “The residents and neighborhood council cried out for help in response to the repeated blatant disregard to public safety, COVID-19 regulations, and numerous quality of life complaints from the establishment.  Not to mention the disturbing incident on Christmas night.  I want to thank the Board of License Commissioners and Attorney Alesia Days for taking our residents’ concerns into consideration and making the right decision in the interest of public safety.”

License Commission Chairman Peter Sygnator stated, “Public Safety is the number one priority of the Mayor, the Springfield Police Department, and the Board of License Commissioners.  The Board saw the need to take immediate action to prevent any further violations such as this and bring peace to the Armoury Quadrangle Neighborhood.”

License Director Attorney Alesia Days stated, “The Board of License Commissioners is committed to protecting public safety.  The events that occurred at Malecon was a flagrant disregard of those public safety and quality of life protocols that were established.  I want to thank the residents who shared their concerns with the License Commission and appreciate their patience as the Board thoroughly reviewed all data and evidence on this matter.”

“My administration is committed to addressing all quality of life issues,” said Mayor Sarno.  “I have asked License Director Attorney Alesia Days to follow up with an entertainment license hearing too.”

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