Could Board of Supervisors Yank Chris Daly's Liquor License?
|Are good times ahead at Daly's Dive?|
But City Hall may not be entirely in his rearview mirror. Some of Daly's soon-to-be former government colleagues wondered if the liquor license for his bar might ever be ruled upon by the Board of Supervisors. "That would be a lot of fun," they said.
When contacted, Inspector Dave Falzon, the head of the police liaison unit with the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, also remarked "That would be a lot of fun." But could it happen? Falzon dived into the file to find out.
It turns out that the Board of Supervisors will have to find other avenues of pleasure than potentially yanking Daly's liquor license. It would take a fantastic set of circumstances for the supes to get a chance to weigh in on the matter.
You can see Daly's liquor license right here, by the way.
The supes only get to regulate bars -- sans food -- or liquor stores opening up in high crime and/or high density areas. So even if Daly moves his bar, er, general eating place -- and he thinks it's likely he will before its 22-month lease is up -- he wouldn't have to answer to the supes unless he gives up serving food and opens a straight-up "Type 48" bar without a kitchen. And, even then, he'd have to move into either a congested or high-crime neighborhood.
While the supes don't get to tell Daly what to do, the police do. The prior owner of the tavern attempted to remove some of the conditions binding its business plan before selling it. This was denied. So Daly must abide by 13 conditions, some none too trivial. Among them:
- The monthly gross sales of alcoholic beverages shall not exceed the gross sales of food during the same period.
- Incidental, sporadic, or infrequent sales of meals or a mere offering of meals without actual sales shall not be deemed sufficient to consider the premises in compliance...
- There shall be no amplified music on the premises at any time.
You can read the whole document here: Bucks Tavern aka Dalys Dive Bar 1655 Market Street.pdf
Daly not having to rely on his former colleagues seems like reason enough for a celebration. Just don't amplify it.