UPDATED: Palatine Restaurant in Jeopardy of Losing Business License Amid Allegations of Drug Activities
A hearing will be held Friday, February 8 regarding the alleged sale of drugs on the premises and failure of employees serving alcohol to have proper certifications at Restaurant La Presa.
UPDATED: Tuesday, January 29 at 3:40 p.m.
The Village of Palatine announced that lawyers for Restaurant La Presa have asked for a continuance in the hearing to decided whether or not the business will lose its license, or if penalties or sanctions will be imposed.
The new hearing date is Friday, February 8 at 2 p.m. in the Village Council Chambers at Palatine Community Center, 200 E.Wood Street.
The business license for Restaurant La Presa, 319 S. Rohlwing Road, will be formally reviewed Wednesday at village hall to determine if the restaurant will lose its license due to illegal activities alleged to have occurred on premises.
Those activities, according to a hearing notice provided to Palatine Patch by the Village of Palatine are the, “sale of drugs on the premises, causing a nuisance or danger to public health, safety or welfare," and, "failure of liquor-serving employees to have property BASSET certification.”
BASSET certification stands for Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training, and is required by village code as well as the state of Illinois for establishments that serve liquor.
Village Manager Reid Ottesen will preside over the hearing, and possible outcomes could include penalties, sanctions or complete revocation of Restaurant La Presa’s business license.
The hearing is open to the public and will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Village Council Chambers at Palatine Community Center, 200 E.Wood Street.