ANAHEIM- On January 8, 2019, California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) agents and Anaheim Police officers posted a 35-day Notice of Suspension at Sugars Bikini Bar in Anaheim. The bar is now prohibited from selling alcohol until the suspension is over. In addition, the license of the business will be on probation for the next three years and ABC has the authority to revoke the license if similar violations occur.
The 35-day suspension is the result of an in-depth investigation in which ABC agents and Anaheim Police officers discovered numerous violations including allowing a minor to enter and remain on the premises, the illegal service of alcohol, lewd conduct and the employment of unlicensed security guards. According to the investigation, the bar allowed its servers to charge patrons extra money for alcoholic beverages in exchange for keeping them company. Additionally, bar employees allegedly participated in illegal lewd conduct activity in public view of patrons during business hours.
“Those who hold licenses to sell and serve alcohol have a responsibility to the community in which they do business,” said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona. “California Alcoholic Beverage Control agents are a valuable asset to public safety and contribute greatly to the improvement of neighborhoods and communities. Their work goes a long way in keeping alcohol from those under-21, reducing the number of intoxicated drivers out on the road, and making sure licensees are in compliance with ABC regulations. I thank ABC agents for their continued dedication to the safety of others.”