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Alabama ABC suspends bar's alcohol license over coronavirus pandemic health violations

State regulators have suspended the alcohol license of Grocery Brewpub in Homewood. (Image from ABC 33/40)

Photos shared recently on social media showed people packed into the nightspot.

Posted: Feb 25, 2021 1:57 PM

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.

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