On November 2nd, 2015

ABC Suspends Liquor License at San Jose Restaurant

Suspension follows homicide outside premises 

SAN JOSE - On October 27, 2015, California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) agents posted a notice of indefinite suspension at Lu Restaurant in San Jose.   The indefinite suspension means, effective immediately, alcohol sales are prohibited at the restaurant.

The suspension follows two shootings in two months on, or in front of, restaurant premises in which three people were shot, one of them fatally.  In addition, agents discovered nude entertainment took place inside the establishment and alcoholic beverages were sold and/or consumed after 11:00 p.m.

"When business owners do not comply with ABC regulations and conduct business in a way that becomes dangerous for customers and the neighboring community, ABC agents must take action," said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona.

On Saturday, October 24, 2015,  a 34-year-old man was shot and killed in front of Lu Restaurant. The fatal shooting followed a shooting at the premises on September 26, 2015, in which two people were shot. The licensee and/or employees did not report the September 26th crime which hindered the investigation.

ABC agents worked closely with the San Jose Police Department, reaching the conclusion that the licensee permitted disorderly conditions at the restaurant.  The liquor license is suspended indefinitely until the current owner transfers the license to a qualified individual at another location.  ABC will conduct a thorough background investigation before the license can be transferred.

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