On July 15th, 2022

ABC Revokes the License of Grandma’s Sports Bar and Grill in Bakersfield ABC agents opened an investigation after receiving complaints from the community

BAKERSFIELD - On July 15, 2022, the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) announced it has revoked the liquor license of Grandma’s Sports Bar and Grill, located at 1901 Flower Street in Bakersfield. Alcohol sales are immediately prohibited.

ABC agents opened an investigation after receiving complaints from the community and found that Grandma’s, also known as Catrina’s, was operating a disorderly premises. The Kern County Sheriff’s Office responded to multiple assaults that occurred at the location.

“Communities deserve safe environments including at their local eateries.  It is the job of ABC agents to investigate community complaints and take the necessary steps to provide public safety,” said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona.

The owner of the premises recently signed an agreement accepting the penalty of revocation stayed. The revocation stayed order means the license is suspended indefinitely and the owner must transfer it within 180 days to a new owner at a new location.

“ABC is committed to keeping communities safe,” said ABC Director Eric Hirata. “We will continue working with our local law enforcement partners to hold ABC licensees accountable when a location becomes a nuisance in the community.”

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