LONG BEACH, Calif.- The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has revoked the liquor license of the Bottom’s Up Tavern located at 1739 East Artesia Boulevard in Long Beach. Alcohol sales are immediately prohibited.
ABC agents opened an investigation following a fatal crash on March 1 that took the life of a father and his young daughter. Today agents posted a notice of indefinite suspension after their undercover ABC investigation found that the Bottom’s Up Tavern was operating a disorderly premises involving numerous illegal sales of cocaine, ecstasy (MDMA), oxycodone, and cannabis, at the licensed location.
In addition, the Long Beach Police Department responded to multiple incidents at the location.
The owner of the store recently signed an agreement accepting the penalty. The license must be transferred within 180 days to a new owner at a new location outside the city of Long Beach.
“ABC is committed to keeping communities safe,” said ABC Director Eric Hirata. “This location had become a disruption to the neighborhood and local community.”
The bar is located in the district of Councilman Rex Richardson who appeared at a media event on the closure.
It must have been awkward to stand there with news cameras pointed at signs saying “No on Rex” as he is currently running to become the City’s first Black mayor.