SACRAMENTO – Following many incidents of violence at Parlare Euro Lounge in downtown Sacramento, including a shooting in August in which two people were injured, the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) suspended the business’ alcoholic beverage license on August 17, 2017. Effective immediately, the business is indefinitely prohibited from selling or serving alcoholic beverages. Additionally, the license must be transferred to another qualified person or entity.
“No one wants a business in their neighborhood that creates a raucous, that threatens public safety and that drains police resources,” said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona. “ABC agents visit and investigate these types of businesses on a nightly basis and work with local law enforcement departments to either correct the issue or shut the businesses down. No one wants a night on the town to turn violent, where people are dodging bullets. ABC agents ensure that licensees keep an orderly house.”
The suspension at Parlare Euro Lounge is the result of a several-month investigation conducted by the ABC agents and the Sacramento Police Department focusing on disorderly activities occurring at the business. Between November of 2016 and August of 2017, police were required to respond and take action at the business numerous times for incidents such as fights, assaults, public drunkenness and disturbing the peace. The business has a history of disciplinary action, including a suspension for similar activity in 2012.
If the license has not been transferred to a qualified person or entity within one year, it may be permanently revoked.