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

Additional Actions Taken for Violations of Governor’s Proclamation

Date: 
Tuesday, November 17, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, November 17, 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. Beer Can Alley / The Exchange in Des Moines On or about October 31, the licensee failed to comply with the Governor’s October 16 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 booths were of sufficient height to fully separate seated customers; failing to limit patrons from congregating together closer than six feet; and/or failing to ensure that all patrons were seated at a table, booth or bar while consuming their beverages.
  2. American Outlaws in Des Moines On or about October 31, the licensee failed to comply with the Governor’s October 16 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 beverages; and/or failing to implement reasonable measures for increased hygiene practices. 
  3. Whiskey River in Ames On or about October 30, the licensee failed to comply with the Governor’s October 16 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 beverages; and/or failing to implement reasonable measures for increased hygiene practices.

Each licensee listed above faces a civil penalty for their violations and has the right to a hearing. 

Additionally, ABD has reached a settlement agreement with a Jasper County business as a result of a hearing complaint. Pour Bastards Pub in Newton has agreed to a $1000 civil penalty for alleged violations of the Governor’s emergency public health disaster proclamation.

Hearing complaints and the settlement agreement can be viewed at https://abd.iowa.gov/alcohol/regulation

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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