Kim Reynolds, Governor
Adam Gregg, Lt. Governor
Stephen Larson, Administrator

Hearing Complaints Filed for Violations of Governor’s Proclamation

Date: 
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, September 23, 2020

CONTACT: Denise Roberg, (515) 281-4755, roberg@iowaabd.com

The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD) announced today that it has filed hearing complaints on six businesses for violations of Governor Reynolds’ emergency public health disaster proclamation. 

Hearing complaints have been filed on the following establishments:

  1. Bo-James in Iowa City On or about August 28, the licensee failed to comply with the Governor’s August 27 Proclamation of Disaster Emergency by: failing to ensure at least six feet of physical distance between each group or individual dining or drinking alone; failing to ensure that all customers who were served alcoholic beverages were also served food; and/or failing to ensure that all patrons were seated at a table, booth or bar while consuming their food and beverages.  

  2. Cube Ultra Lounge in Council Bluffs On or about September 4, the licensee failed to comply with the Governor’s August 21 Proclamation of Disaster Emergency by: failing to ensure at least six feet of physical distance between each group or individual dining or drinking alone; and/or, failing to ensure that all patrons had a seat at a table or bar.  

  3. Xcaret Club and Lounge in West Des Moines On or about August 22, the licensee failed to comply with the Governor’s August 21 Proclamation of Disaster Emergency by: failing to ensure at least six feet of physical distance between each group or individual dining or drinking alone; and/or, failing to ensure that all patrons had a seat at a table or bar.  

  4. Shotgun Betty’s in West Des Moines On or about August 22, the licensee failed to comply with the Governor’s August 21 Proclamation of Disaster Emergency by: failing to ensure at least six feet of physical distance between each group or individual dining or drinking alone; and/or, failing to ensure that all patrons had a seat at a table or bar. 

  5. Knights of Pythias - Furgerson Lodge #5 in Waterloo On or about September 9, the licensee failed to comply with the Governor’s August 27 Proclamation of Disaster Emergency by opening the business to the general public.  

  6. Edo’s Sports Bar in Waterloo On or about September 11, the licensee failed to comply with the Governor’s August 27 Proclamation of Disaster Emergency by: failing to ensure at least six feet of physical distance between each group or individual dining or drinking alone; failing to ensure that all customers who were served alcoholic beverages were also served food; and/or failing to ensure that all patrons were seated at a table, booth or bar while consuming their food and beverages.  

Hearing complaints can be viewed here. Each licensee listed above faces a civil penalty for their violations and has the right to appeal. 

ABD continues to actively enforce compliance with Governor Reynolds' emergency public health disaster proclamation. Any licensed establishment in violation of the governor’s proclamation will be held accountable and risk a fine, suspension or revocation of its license.

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