The Broadway Ale House has put a bad patch behind them and is once again open for business at 129 Broadway in Santa Monica. In case you haven’t been following the scandalous affair, you can catch up here: toddrickallen.com/2012/02/07/the-skinny-on-the-closure-of-the-broadway-ale-house/.
Stop the presses! A big hats off to reader Evan, whose keen eye spotted the real story about why the Broadway Ale House was closed by ABC. Apparently, according to the Santa Monica Patch, there is an accusation of selling drugs (cocaine and marijuana) from behind the bar, which the holder of the licence, Eden Beloved Noe, blames on an employee. Due to the charge and a previous May charge of underage selling, as of December 6th, she can no longer retain the license and it must be transferred to a new owner, Mark Jason Marquez, which can take up to 100 days. Read the whole sordid story with further details here: http://santamonica.patch.com/articles/alehouse. Read where Ms. Noe defends herself here: http://santamonica.patch.com/articles/ale-house-owner-paints-herself-as-victim-in-drug-case.
Read my original post here: toddrickallen.com/2012/02/03/uh-oh-broadway-ale-house-closed-by-abc/.
I sure overlooked this one… local watering hole, the Broadway Ale House at 129 Broadway in Santa Monica has a big ABC (Alcoholic Beverage Control) suspension notice stuck on the door. It’s clearly locked and untended (notice the mail on the floor). While I don’t have the reason, (the notice states that they have violated the “Alcoholic Beverage Control Act”) the most usual ABC closure is for underage drinking. What’s curious is that the first day of the 30 day suspension was December 6th, but the sign states that the suspension could be “indefinitely until license is transferred”. Not sure what’s going on, but as you can see, the place appears abandoned. I’ll let you know as more develops…