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Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division cancels Shenanigan’s liquor license

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division cancels Shenanigan’s liquor license

(ANKENY) – The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD) announced today that it has cancelled the liquor license for Shenanigan’s Irish Pub located at 303 West 3rd Street in Davenport. Due to the cancellation, alcoholic beverages can no longer be sold and served at the location.

The license cancellation came at the request of Shenanigan’s owner, Burton Davison, and followed the termination of the lease agreement between Davison and the owner of the building Shenanigan’s occupied. A liquor licensee must demonstrate control of the licensed premises in order to continue holding a liquor license.

The ABD also announced the closure of its investigation of Shenanigan’s in conjunction with events in the early morning hours of December 1, 2019, that put the public at risk, including street fights and gunshots fired.

“On behalf of the ABD, I’d like to thank Davenport law enforcement and citizens for their assistance in our investigation,” said ABD Regulatory Compliance Bureau Chief Joshua Happe. “We received valuable information from multiple witnesses that directly aided our investigation.”

About the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division: The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division serves Iowans through responsible and efficient licensing, regulation and distribution of alcohol. For more information about ABD, visit

CONTACT: Tyler Ackerson, (515) 985-9338, 

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