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Wednesday, March 15, 2017 – This morning, the Angry Bull Saloon contacted the Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) to cancel their liquor permit. The Angry Bull Saloon will not reopen.
The Angry Bull Saloon had voluntarily surrendered their permit after the tragic death of 18 year old Taylor Lavoie, a student at Central Connecticut State University, earlier this month. During the suspension DCP was in conducting an investigation into the Angry Bull Saloon’s security protocols in order to make recommendations for changes and updates if appropriate.
“We want to thank the Hartford Police Department for their collaboration with us on this investigation, and the owners and management at the Angry Bull Saloon for their cooperation,” said Consumer Protection Commissioner Jonathan A. Harris, “Our hearts go out to Taylor’s family and friends. Loss of life is always extremely difficult for family, friends and the entire community.  That pain can be magnified when we lose someone at such a young age. Protecting public health and safety for families in Connecticut remains our number one priority at DCP, and we are ready, willing, and able to work with police departments, universities and others across the state to keep residents safe.”
“The Hartford Police Department Major Crimes Division is continuing its investigation into the tragic death of Taylor Lavoie. The investigation remains open. We have many, many entertainment venues in our city that serve alcohol,” added Deputy Chief Brian J. Foley, “Working with the DCP, we will continue to scrutinize these venues to ensure they operate in accordance with state law and take appropriate action as necessary.”
DCP’s investigation into the Angry Bull Saloon is now closed, and we remain available to the Hartford Police Department as a resource as needed to supplement their investigation.
Those who have concerns regarding liquor permit holders in the state may contact DCP’s Liquor Control Division by emailing, or calling (860) 713-6200.
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