Azusa restaurant’s alcohol license revoked

AZUSA — State officials have revoked an Azusa restaurants alcohol license after investigators found the business was running an illegal drink solicitation scheme, police and California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control officials said.
Officials posted notice Thursday that the liquor license for La Fonda Restaurant, 1044 W. Gladstone Street, had been revoked, ABC spokesman John Carr said in a written statement.
The illicit scheme involved allowing patrons to pay an inflated price for their beverage in exchange for the company of women working in conjunction with the bar, officials explained.
“The bar would receive the cash for the alcohol and pay out a commission to the female employees,” Carr said. “This type of drink solicitation and commission scheme is a violation of the California Business and Professions Code.”
Undercover agents conducted an investigation into the restaurant in 2010 and 2011, ultimately resulting in the establishment’s alcohol license being revoked.

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