• SLA nails another Albany college bar

12 Feb

ALBANY, NY — Sadie Klutz, a downtown spot popular with the college crowd, has had its liquor license suspended.

The New York State Liquor Authority on Friday announced it has suspended the license of Peabody’s NY Inc., the corporate name of the Madison Avenue bar, because it exceeded the maximum capacity and was found serving alcohol to minors.

SLA investigators said that during a February 5 visit they found more than 200 customers in space that has a legal capacity limit of 80. They also said they obtained 13 statements from minors, five of whom made direct purchases at the bar and another seven who obtained alcohol from fellow patrons.

This is the second license suspension of a college-crowd Albany bar in the last 10 weeks or so. On December 16, the SLA suspended the liquor license of Chubby’s. located at 497 Washington Avenue. It, too, was cited for overcrowding and sales to minors.

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