1/22 Washington House Pub License Gets Suspended

The Owner of the Washington House Pub, Edward Daniel has worked hard to resolve many of the problems he is facing since he purchased the property in 2012. In just two short years he has renovated the historic building to maintain its vintage look, and brought it up to code by installing a new kitchen. However, for now that’s not quite good enough.  On Monday night the West Bend Common Council voted to suspend the establishment’s liquor license. Alderman Steve Hutchins cast the lone vote against an agreement that the pub’s license be suspended for 30 days while owner Edward Daniel resolves citations and makes administrative changes. The suspension will start February second. Hutchins said that he’s heard too many complaints against the business and he felt the suspension should have been for at least 90 days. Hutchins represents District 2, which includes the downtown area. West Bend Police Chief Kenneth Meuler spoke at the meeting and said he considers this “a last-chance agreement” with the pub. He said any more violations would mean a permanent revocation of the liquor license. In June, the city warned Daniel about the problems with drunken clientele and bartenders who over-served. Chief Meuler said since then, five bartenders were cited for over serving, with nine other citations pending. The Washington house is listed as a Washington County landmark that in its history replaced a building that was built originally in 1852 then destroyed by fire in 1864. It has over 23,000 square feet of space that includes 13 apartments above the bar for rent. 
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