Toledo bar going in new direction after losing liquor license
Tue, 13 May 2014 22:26:14 GMT —
A west Toledo bar and restaurant had its liquor license yanked after getting cited for serving drinks to a patron who drove the wrong way on I-75 and killed a man.
The owner of Chuck's on Monroe, "Bimmer" Smarzscz, plans to re-invent his restaurant in order to stay in business. "Now, we're completely changing directions and doing something else," explained Smarzscz. "So is it...do that, or close down and say we're done? I don't believe in that. I worked too hard and went too far to just give up."
The state liquor control commission revoked the west Toledo establishment's liquor license last Thursday.
A case file on the commission's website reads the bar sold alcohol to Adam Tunisan, even though he was already drunk. On Christmas morning of 2012, Tunisan drove the wrong way on I-75. He crashed head on into another car, killing the driver. Tunisan was sentenced to eight years in prison.
Last April, cab driver William "Timmy" Moore died from injuries in an attack outside the bar. Smarzscz says his establishment was not connected in the beating of Moore.
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Smarzscz said he hopes the problems are in the past. He said he plans on turning the bar into a diner with a family feel to focus on their menu items.