Grand Rapids Bar Closing for 2 Weeks After Liquor Violation
Following the death of a patron, a bar in Grand Rapids will have to close for two weeks due to liquor violations.
Joey's Tavern, on Fulton St., will temporarily be closed from January 10 through January 24 and must pay a fine of $1,400 fine. WOOD-TV reports that a 33-year-old man crashed into a tree and died after leaving the bar on December 15, 2018. The accident occurred in Walker.
The man's blood-alcohol level was 3.7 at the time of the crash. The establishment admitted to overserving the man and were served three violations from the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. They tell WOOD-TV that the situation is "sad" and "unfortunate."
His family wants the bar's liquor license revoked.