Traditions Pub, a bar that has repeatedly violated liquor laws, has been shut down by the 107th Precinct following an emergency suspension order from the State Liquor Authority, Councilman Rory Lancman (D-Hillcrest) announced on Monday.
“Traditions Pub routinely served underage drinkers and created a violent, raucous atmosphere that was a magnet for criminal activity,” said Council Member Lancman. “It’s absolutely the correct move by the State Liquor Authority to shut it down.”
“By continually serving underage drinkers and disregarding safety violations, Traditions Pub repeatedly put our community at risk,” said Assemblyman David Weprin.
Traditions was closed by the New York Police Department three times in March 2016, due to window obstructions, fire exit issues and overcrowding. In the past year, it has been shut down twice by the Department of Health. Additionally, an 18-year-old was found unconscious in the bar and another individual had to be treated at Queens Hospital Center for intoxication.
The emergency suspension order issued led to the immediate shutdown of Traditions. The bar owners may appeal the charges with the SLA.