HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) - State regulators have suspended the alcohol license of a Birmingham-area bar over alleged violations of the state's pandemic health order.
A spokesman for Alabama's ABC Board says the action against Grocery Brewpub in Homewood is the first such state case under COVID-19 rules.
Photos shared recently on social media showed people packed into the nightspot.
Regulators accused the business of violating rules about face mask requirements, occupancy limits and social distancing.
A hearing is expected in April, and the owner of the bar says he looks forward to addressing the situation and providing a safe environment in the future.