UPDATE: Jacksonville Bar: Alcohol License Shouldn't Have Been Pulled

By: April Davis/ Carly Swain
By: April Davis/ Carly Swain

A business in Jacksonville that lost its license to sell alcohol after string of police reports says the police got it wrong.

A man speaking on behalf of the owner at 8 ball pizza in Jacksonville says they' re pulling the records to prove the Alcohol Law Enforcement agency did not get the right information from Jacksonville Police to justify the bar and pizza shop from losing it's license.

Eight Ball Pizza claims there are a number of traffic stops that just happen to pull in their parking lot and police calls that originate from people who don't associate with their business, but are just near it.

Police told us last week they've had too many calls of violent fights at the location, and they would not tolerate it any longer.

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A Jacksonville business is the latest bar to have its alcohol permits suspended because of suspected criminal activity.

The state Alcoholic Beverage Commission has issued a "Last Call" suspension for Eight Ball Pizza on Western Boulevard.

Jacksonville police says the business is a public nuisance. In the last two years police say they have responded to the business more than 63 times, 49 of those within the past year. The latest was on January 5th when officers responded to a shooting and found a man in the parking lot had been beaten with an AK-47.

Thursday's action by the ABC board was the first "Last Call" for the year, and the 14th issued since the program began in 2009.

The suspension is immediate until the case is heard by the Office of Administrative Hearings.


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