Hot Shots appeals liquor license suspension, gets reduced suspension

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – Hot Shots Bar and Grill representatives appeared before the Cape Girardeau Liquor License Review Board to appeal the suspension of their liquor license due to a shooting that happened in March.

During the appeal hearing, a representative for the business provided proof that the business owner has taken action to make the bar safer since the shooting.  The rep stated the bar has installed metal detectors and alarms at both entrances, increased security and fired the door man who was working at the time of the incident.

The board eventually decreased the suspension of their license from 3 weeks to 10 days. 

Brandon Cooper, Chief Review Officer for the Liquor License Review Board, explained the reasoning for the board’s ruling.

“The applicants here at Hot Shots did a good job of explaining what they intend to do moving forward, but it sounds like there was clear negligence on the supervision of their employees, and there has to be some kind of punishment for that,” he said.

Three people have been charged in connection with the shooting.

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