SAN FRANCISCO: On February 4, 2015, California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) agents posted a 30-day Notice of Suspension at Playland, a bar located at 1351 Polk Street.
The 30-day license suspension is the result of an undercover investigation conducted by ABC agents in 2014. An accusation was filed by ABC, alleging that the bar permitted an employee to negotiate the sale of cocaine and marijuana inside the business.
The owner of the bar’s alcoholic beverage license agreed to a 30-day suspension and a probation period of two years. If similar violations are discovered during this two year period, ABC has the authority to permanently revoke the license.
The bar's website and facebook page indicate it is closed for remodel February 2nd through March 3rd.
"This is not the type of activity you want taking place anywhere, let alone inside an establishment that sells alcoholic beverages," said Alan Barcelona, president of the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) which represents ABC agents. "Our agents, albeit there is not enough of them to go around, are up and down the state, in and out of establishments that sell and/or serve alcohol to be sure alcoholic beverage control laws are being adhered to. These agents work year-round including nights, holidays and weekends to be sure illegal activity is not making its way into bars, restaurants, stores and entertainment venues. To say they have their work cut out for them, is an understatement.