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

Additional Actions Taken for Violations of Governor’s Proclamation

Date: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

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

Hearing complaints have been filed on the following establishments:

  1. Mason Dixon Saloon in Dubuque On or about November 14, the licensee failed to comply with the Governor’s November 10 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; and/or failing to ensure that all patrons were seated at a table, booth or bar while consuming their beverages.
  2. 1st & Main in Dubuque On or about November 14, the licensee failed to comply with the Governor’s November 10 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; and/or failing to ensure that all patrons were seated at a table, booth or bar while consuming their beverages.
  3. Main Street Social in Dubuque On or about November 14, the licensee failed to comply with the Governor’s November 10 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; and/or failing to ensure that all patrons were seated at a table, booth or bar while consuming their beverages.
  4. AJ’s Ultra Lounge in Ames On or about November 14, the licensee failed to comply with the Governor’s November 10 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; failing to limit group sizes to no more than eight people unless all members of the groups were members of the same household; and / or failing to 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.

ABD has reached settlement agreements with three businesses as a result of hearing complaints. Mason Dixon Saloon and AJ’s Ultra Lounge have each agreed to a $1000 civil penalty for the alleged violations listed above. Additionally, Pints Pub n Patio in Des Moines has agreed to a $1000 civil penalty for alleged violations of the Governor’s emergency public health disaster proclamation. 

Hearing complaints and settlement agreements 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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