SAN JOSE - On January 11, 2018, California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control agents suspended the alcoholic beverage license of the Myth Taverna & Lounge in San Jose for 40 days and indefinitely thereafter until the licensed premises is compliant with ABC regulations. Effective immediately the business is prohibited from selling or serving alcoholic beverages until the suspension order is lifted.
The suspension is the result of two investigations conducted by ABC and the San Jose Police Department. ABC filed two separate accusations,
- one in 2015 because the business was not operating as a restaurant as required by their license. The department also determined there was a noise condition violation.
- ABC filed a second accusation because Myth Taverna & Lounge was operating a disorderly house primarily based on an incident where an employee assaulted a patron resulting in the patron’s death. The employee served eight months for involuntary manslaughter.
“When licensees don’t follow ABC laws and allow their businesses to be a disruption to a neighborhood, instead of enhancing it, ABC agents can take action,” said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona. “My thanks to ABC agents who work into the wee hours of the night and weekends as well to check out establishments and investigate when necessary.”
Additionally, the license is placed on probation for the next two years and if any similar violations occur then