BBC's liquor license indefinitely suspended Menlo Park, posted by Editor, The Almanac Online, on Jan 12, 2012 at 12:21 pm
Until another owner takes over operations at the landmark British Bankers Club, at the corner of El Camino Real and Santa Cruz Avenue in Menlo Park, the restaurant and bar will not be licensed to serve beer, wine or liquor, according to a spokesman for the state's Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) agency.
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Posted by about time, a resident of the Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park neighborhood, on Jan 12, 2012 at 10:33 pm
The amazing thing is that it took so long for the ABC to take action. The incidents go back to 2009. The violations were so serious that the two owners choose to settle and will not be allowed to sell alcohol anywhere in CA. The investigation has been going on for well over a year, yet it took until now to suspend their license. One wonders if State budget cuts have left the ABC so understaffed that they cannot handle more than "dozens" of cases a year, allowing law breakers like Lance White and Richard Eldridge to continue operating long after they should have been shut down.
Posted by Cynthia Wagner, a resident of the Menlo Park: Downtown neighborhood, on Jan 13, 2012 at 5:34 pm
I would like to see back issues of your paper that indicates this establishment was disorderly. I have read many good reviews about the BBC, especially the fashion shows, art shows, and the many organizations that chose to have their Christmas and other celebrations there. Seems I recall the City Chamber meeting there.
I am a senior and I like the BBC. Great place for a good meal with good atmosphere.
Posted by science gal, a resident of the Woodside: Mountain Home Road neighborhood, on Jan 14, 2012 at 4:18 pm
The BBC has long been known as a party place for teens and 20 somethings Friday and Sat. evenings. Underage drinking was rampant there - it wasn't safe for young women to be by the end. The owners were negligent to say the least if not outright complacent. Some of the women victimized there should have sued.