City Council-MC's Bar



Following a public hearing, the Winona City Council Monday unanimously voted to fine the downtown MC's Bar $1,500 for violations of their liquor license.

In January of this year, Winona police officers observed a number of people who appeared under age in the bar and some were seen leaving the bar.
Fifteen individuals, most ages 18 to 20, were charged with consumption of alcohol by a minor.

MC's co-owner, Clint Evans, told the council there was person who was supposed to be at the door checking ID's that night but he did not do his job and steps have been taken to make sure it doesn't happen again.

Evans says they have also hired outside private security for Friday and Saturday nights.

Mayor Mark Peterson said he was troubled by the sheer number of underage drinkers, who flock to the bar on Wednesday's for wing night.

Winona's City Attorney said the council could also consider suspending the bar's liquor license for 30 days but they decided against that. Any future violations would bring about another City Council public hearing, which would include a mandatory 30 day liquor license suspension.



 

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