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Sun May 5, 2019, 06:22 AM

Nebraska Supreme Court reverses decision to cancel Heidelberg's liquor license

LINCOLN -- It looks like Heidelberg’s Sports Bar soon may be on the road to getting its liquor license back, following a Nebraska Supreme Court decision Friday.

It all came down to an interpretation of the state Liquor Control Commission’s “disturbance rule,” which says a liquor license can be canceled when a license holder allows an unreasonable disturbance "to continue without taking the steps" set forth in the rule.

In December 2017, the commission relied on it in yanking owner John McManus’ license based on a fight that rippled through a crowd and led to all available officers being called to the bar near 33rd and Superior streets after a boxing card featuring Terence "Bud" Crawford at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

That night, police had warned McManus that two other bars opted against hosting the after-party when police raised safety concerns with them. But McManus decided to hold the party anyway.

Read more: https://journalstar.com/entertainment/dining/nebraska-supreme-court-reverses-decision-to-cancel-heidelberg-s-liquor/article_2ba2d261-3787-5ace-b059-82bbbd4c8c45.html
(Lincoln Journal Star)

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