A Hartford bar lost its liquor license on Tuesday after the Department of Consumer (DCP) temporarily suspended its permit in July because of a shooting.
The DCP announced the decision to revoke the liquor permit for Sexy Lounge and Cafe on Maple Avenue, the Liquor Control Commission said.
A summary suspension was issued by the DCP after one woman was injured at the club during shooting on July 10. The shooting resulted in an investigation by the state's liquor control division.
The lounge has been shut down during the suspension period. A DCP spokeswoman said they are able to reopen now but they are not permitted to serve alcohol.
“The Sexy Lounge and Café has been a consistent source of complaints from the residents in the surrounding Maple Avenue neighborhood,” Hartford Police Deputy Chief Brian J. Foley said. “While we don’t like to see any business close its doors, this bar really impacted the quality of life for residents in this neighborhood. We’ll continue to work closely with the state’s Liquor Control Division to bring these issues to a quick resolve and improve our community.”
DCP said if the establishment chooses to reopen, they are allowed to apply for a permit again in one year.
A copy of the decision regarding Sexy Café can be found here.