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Monday, November 20th 2017 – This afternoon, Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull issued a summary suspension for the Red Room Grille, 575 North Colony Street, Meriden.

This past weekend, the Meriden Police Department notified the Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) Liquor Control Division of a shooting which occurred early Saturday inside the premises. Police indicated that a male patron sustained a gunshot wound.

In a letter to DCP, Police Chief Jeffry Cossette wrote to Director of Liquor Control John Suchy that “On November 18, 2017, Meriden Police responded to the Red Room Grille for a report of shots fired within the bar. Investigation revealed that a male victim was shot inside the bar. Numerous shell casings were found inside the bar.” The chief went on to described that the person in charge of the bar attempted to deny Meriden officers access inside the bar.

“I would like to thank Chief Cossette and the men and women of the Meriden Police Department for their cooperation and timely communication regarding this serious matter,” said Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull, “Our relationship with local law enforcement allows us to do our job as effectively as possible, and helps make sure those who visit liquor establishments in the state are safe.”

Those who have questions or concerns regarding liquor permit holders in the State of Connecticut may contact the Liquor Control Division at, or by calling to speak to an agent at (860) 713-6210.


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