City Attorney goes after Belltown club license
at 4:24pm by Cambria Roth
City Attorney Pete Holmes is taking action against Belltown restaurant and bar, Cellars, by asking for an emergency suspension of its liquor license. He portrays the business as a beacon for crime in 2013 and 2014. In his Friday letter to the state Liquor Control Board, Holmes said, “firearms have been either inside or actually discharged inside the establishment on at least three separate occasions.”Most recently a shooting took place in a parking lot adjacent to Cellars. The Oct. 11 shooting left a 20-year-old man dead and two others injured. “This incident must be Cellars’ last,” Holmes asserted in his letter. “Here, Cellars openly allowed minors and weapons on the premises, cannot manage their customers, and demonstrated through their actions a failure to cooperate with law enforcement in the investigation of the most serious crimes.”The Cellars business owner did not immediately respond to a request for comment. — C.R.