June 3, 2010

Blind Alligator hearing is tonight

Local bar The Blind Alligator, 1655 Taylor Ave., will fight for its liquor license tonight during a hearing before the Public Safety and Licensing Committee.

The Racine City Council voted in February to try and take the bar's license to sell alcohol. Police made 144 calls to the bar over an 18-month period and the health department reported several sanitation violations on the premises.

The council's Public Safety and Licensing Committee is scheduled to hold a due process hearing that is, essentially, a trial with The Blind Alligator as defendant and the committee as the jury.

Following the hearing, the committee will deliberate in closed session and then meet in open session to create the necessary report.

Committee members include: Chairman Aron Wisneski, Alderman David Maack, Alderman
Jim Kaplan, Alderman Robert Mozol and Alderman Eric Marcus. 

The hearing is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m.