Permit violation closes popular Polk Street bar

Permit violation closes popular Polk Street bar

A popular Polk Street bar’s liquor license was suspended this week by the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, the state’s permitting database revealed.

Blur, located at 1121 Polk St., was closed Wednesday for “permit violations,” according to neighbors.

Erik Szakacs, a supervising investigator for ABC, said the license will be suspended for 10 days because the owners violated their permit when the establishment was found to not be serving food during a recent inspection. Blur’s license requires such offerings.

The bar was granted a Type 47 liquor license in 2004, according to records. The license means the business must also sell food. A menu was not listed on Blur’s website, but it does say a two-for-one happy hour runs from 4 to 6 p.m.

Szakacs said the suspension is in effect until April 19, but could be extended if the owners do not show that the establishment is in compliance with its permits, meaning they have a full-service kitchen and
operate as a restaurant and a bar.

On Thursday, white signs hung in the bar’s windows announcing the closure. Owners of the bar could not be reached for comment.

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