Councilmember Price announced the first revocation of a nuisance liquor store in the Ninth Council District this week and described his plans to continue working with law enforcement to shut down more bad operators.
“I want everyone to know, the New Ninth is open for business, but not for business as usual,” said Councilman Price. “These problem businesses have impacted our community for decades, acting like magnets for crime and violence – well enough is enough. I want business owners and the community to know that this behavior will not be tolerated.”
Times Square Liquor had been cited for dozens of violations including selling alcohol to minors and to intoxicated individuals over the course of several years and since 2012, more than 130 arrests had been made in the immediate vicinity. Since 2009, officers with LAPD’s Newton division have been investigating the. At a press conference LAPD Captain Ed Prokop explained that the investigation was lengthy and gave the business plenty of opportunities to correct their behavior. Working with LAPD and community partners, Councilmember Price said he plans to continue targeting this type of irresponsible business behavior. The Councilmember also said that he planned to look at streamlining the revocation process to ensure our communities are safer.