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City to seize Mondays' liquor license for 30 days this fall

Pending city Council approval Tuesday, the popular State Street watering hole Mondays, historically frequented by students, will be forced to close for a 30-day period sometime before Dec. 2, 2013 for violating several terms on its liquor license over the past year and a half, according to Ald. Mike Verveer, District 4.

At its Aug. 21 meeting, the Alcohol License Review Committee evaluated a complaint Madison Police Captain Carl Gloede submitted accusing Mondays of serving underage patrons alcohol, exceeding its maximum capacity on several occasions and allowing bar-goers to leave the premise with open intoxicants. The Committee unanimously recommended Common Council discipline the bar.

Verveer said Mondays will most likely not suffer financially in the long term because the bar has “created a following in the community,” and although several bouncers were laid off, the bartending and managerial staff who have garnered popularity will remain employed.

Recently, Mondays renewed its lease at its longtime home at 523 State St., which Verveer said is also indicative of the establishment’s secure future.

If they choose, the owners can opt to break up the 30-day suspension of their liquor license into two 15-day stints, according to Verveer, as long as they are both completed before the Dec. 2 deadline.

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