Rose Supper Club liquor license removed in emergency suspension | Business
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - As a result of the recent shooting at the Rose Supper Club in Montgomery, the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board has issued an emergency suspension for the club's liquor license.
Six people were wounded in the Dec. 3 shooting that started with an altercation involving the suspect, 27-year-old Quinterrus Riley. Riley was also wounded during the course of the incident.
On Dec. 6 a judge issued a temporary restraining order on the Rose Supper Club's liquor license which allowed the club to operate and sell alcohol through the weekend. At a hearing on Monday, a different judge rescinded the TRO and granted the ABC Board's emergency suspension.
Officers with the ABC Board felt the emergency suspension was necessary for the "health and wellness of the community."
A special commission meeting is scheduled for Dec. 19 with representatives from the ABC Board and the Rose Supper Club on whether to continue the suspension or reinstate the TRO. At the regular commission meeting on Jan. 16, 2013 a decision will be made on whether to fine the club, suspend the club's license or to rebut the suspension. At this time ABC officers are still conducting investigations relating to the incident. Those findings will be presented at the regular commission meeting.
If a suspension is granted at the January meeting, club representatives have the option to ask for an appeal board panel hearing. That panel can either uphold the commission's decision or choose another option. If the suspension is upheld, club representatives will have to appeal in circuit court.