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

Additional Hearing Complaints Filed for Violations of Governor’s Proclamation

Date: 
Friday, October 2, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, October 2, 2020
CONTACT: Jake Holmes, (515) 725-2041, holmes@iowaabd.com

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

Hearing complaints have been filed on the following establishments:

  1. George’s Pizza in Nevada On or about August 29, 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. Mary Lou’s Bar & Grill in Cedar Falls On or about September 10, 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.  
  3. Pints Pub n Patio in Des Moines On or about September 19, the licensee failed to comply with the Governor’s September 18 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 limit patrons from congregating together closer than six feet; failing to ensure that all patrons were seated at a table, booth or bar while consuming their food and beverages; and/or failing to implement reasonable measures for increased hygiene practices.  

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

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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