Mar 162015

After being cited by state agents for allegedly selling beer to a teenager last month, O’Henry’s Food and Spirits on South Carrollton has been added to the liquor licenses scheduled for possible sanctions this week by the New Orleans alcohol board.

A server at the bar at O’Henry’s asked to see the 17-year-old girl’s identification, but gave her a beer anyway, agents with the state Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control said in a Feb. 5 report by FOX 8. The business — which declined to discuss the issue with the TV station at the time — was then cited for selling alcohol to a minor, as was the server, Fox reported.

Now, O’Henry’s has been added to Tuesday’s docket before the city Alcohol Beverage Control board as well, facing charges of selling alcohol to minors, permitting illegal conduct and creating a public nuisance, documents show. The board could levy sanctions as severe as suspending or revoking the restaurant’s liquor license.

Among the seven locations also on Tuesday’s docket are three others around the Uptown area:

  • Avery’s Place at 8838 Willow Street, (operated by L&W Den LLC) is another new case on this month’s docket. The charges are permitting illegal conduct and creating a public nuisance.
  • The case against the Palms Bar at 7130 Freret Street in the university area remains on the docket since last May, following a bartender’s arrest on charges of raping a patron there.
  • Redd’s Uptilly Tavern — in the former Rocco’s location at 7601 Maple Street — is seeking a clarification on the June 2011 consent judgment before the city that it inherited from the previous establishment.

The board meets at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 17.

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