Friday, June 1, 2012

Al's beer license challenged by neighbors, Judge





Tokio – Alcohol regulators noted objections to a renewal of Al's Tokio Store's beer license.

A hearing before McLennan County Judge Jim Lewis is in the works, and according to an official letter from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission's Deputy General Counsel, Judith Kennison, “A protest against this application has ben filed...concerning noise, criminal activity and common nuisance altercations.”

County Judge Jim Lewis, who in 2010 denied a renewal of the venerable beer joint's license on the same basis, will soon schedule a hearing into complaints that the business, which is located in the countryside near this community at the corner of Tokio Loop Rd and Old Railroad Rd. near Exit 351 5 miles southwest of West, may interfere with “the general welfare, health, peace, morals, safety and sense of decency of the people.”

A next door neighbor in 2010 made similar strenuous objections to patrons parking on the shoulder of the road, the volume level of bands, and the presence of throngs of black-t-shirted Harley riders who make the 150-year-old bar a destination on weekend motorcycle rambles.

7 comments:

  1. The bar was there long before these idiots moved in. They can move. Leave Al alone. There is no criminal activity or public nusance. Wow, black shirted Harley riders, probably lawyers and accountants. Jim Hix

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  2. This is just stupid that neighbor needs to get a life a hobby or move !!!1

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  3. This is just plain stupid the neighbor either needs to get a life a hobby or move! I vote for the last one!

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  4. here we go again Al...what can we do to help with this?

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  5. Total absurdity! If the neighbor is so concerned about criminal activity, the general welfare, health, peace, morals safety and sense of decency of the people, then the neighbor might should file a complaint about the youth ranch down the road. Whose residents have been known for break-ins & graffito around the area. The "throngs of black-t-shirted Harley riders" can be your neighbor, your doctor, your lawyer, your cashier at the grocery, your child's teacher, your brother or sister, an officer of the law. Did the neighbor not know that the 150 year old bar was there when they moved in? What a frivolous complaint. I hope Judge Lewis finds for Al's Tokio Store. It's the right & JUST thing to do.

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  6. Micki Wilder Business Owner, Mother and Harley RiderJune 1, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    Wow Al. Will they ever leave this alone? We frequent the Tokio Store quit often. This is a place all of us "Black T-Shirt" wearing folks love to ride to and meet up with other friends at. Those neighbors need to get a life and leave you alone! Anything we can do,let us know. We will definately "Ride To Save Al's Tokio Store!"

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  7. Seems the first writer who had the guts and posted his name sums it up for all you guys. Read before you post! Repition is boring.

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