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12/08/2017

LIQUOR CONTROL COMMISSION DENIES LIQUOR PERMIT FOR LOS IMPERIOS OF WEST HARTFORD FOLLOWING REMONSTRANCE HEARING

Friday, December 8th, 2017 – In a decision released today, the Liquor Control Commission at the Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) made a formal decision not to grant the renewal of the restaurant liquor permit for Los Imperios located at 904 Farmington Avenue in West Hartford. The establishment may no longer serve alcoholic liquor.

This written decision followed a public hearing that included public testimony from the assigned liquor control agent, West Hartford public officials and members of the West Hartford community on November 30th.

The public hearing was prompted by the filing of a remonstrance petition, a formal document filed by at least ten (10) West Hartford residents objecting to the renewal of the existing liquor permit.

In its written decision, the Commission found substantial evidence to deny the liquor permit’s renewal, and found that the location and permittee to be unsuitable for a liquor permit.

“Public input is very valuable to us at DCP. We know we do our best work protecting public health and safety when we hear from local residents,” said Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull, “The Liquor Control Commission takes these decisions very seriously, and I’m pleased they were able to reach a decision quickly. I’d also like to thank those who attended the hearing, and the West Hartford Police and town officials for their cooperation in this process.”

The Liquor Control Division at DCP collaborates with and takes referrals from police, businesses, organizations, residents and other institutions to ensure our liquor permit holders are acting in accordance with the law.

For a full reading of the “Memorandum of Decision” issued by the Liquor Control Commission, you may click here. Residents who would like more information about remonstrances may visit DCP’s website here.

Those with complaints or referrals relating to a liquor permit holder in the State of Connecticut may contact our Liquor Control Division by emailing dcp.liquorcontrol@ct.gov or by calling (860) 713-6210.

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