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Update: Businesses Rush To Pay Fine, Permit

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

Around 100 bars and restaurants face potential closings as the Douglas County Health Department faces an unprecedented problem with unpaid food and drink permits. According to the Health Department, the permits are unpaid, despite operators knowing payment is due every January 1st.

“It is against the law to operate without a food and drink permit,” said Health Director Dr. Adi Pour. “Those establishments must pay their permit fee or they will be closed.”

All food and drink operations received an invoice in January and officials said they have been contacted either by phone or in person since. The businesses, including restaurants and bars, now face a $100 late fee. If a business is closed, there is a $200 fee on top of the permit cost and late charge before they can reopen.

Dr. Pour pointed out that operating without a permit is a misdemeanor under the municipal code and operators are subject to prosecution, including fines and jail time. The closings begin next week.

Here is the list of businesses provided to Channel 6 News.

  • ALL NATIONS CLOTHING/GROCERIES, 7328 MAPLE ST $139.00
  • HARLEM FOODS SERVICES, 4724 NO 24TH ST $309.00
  • KIRKS LOUNGE, 5216 NO 24TH ST $206.00
  • OMAHA CHEESECAKE BAKERY, 14242 FORT ST $382.00
  • PARADISE TODAY ESPRESSO/SMOOTHIES CATERING 8014 BARTLETT $309
  • CHI-TOWN CHICKEN, 2229 LAKE ST $481.00
  • CLUB SEVILLE, 3618 NO 30TH ST $206.00
  • ETHEL MAES CAJUN KITCHEN, 5702 NW RADIAL HWY $481.00
  • MY WAY LOUNGE, 2425 NO 84TH ST $206.00
  • PIZZA PIE GUYS, 3113 NO 120TH ST $481.00
  • TAITA, 6109 MAPLE ST $481.00
  • FOODIES, 351 NO 78TH ST $481.00
  • GLOBAL FOODS,1533 No Saddle Creek Rd $139.00
  • X LOUNGE,1604 NW Radial Hwy $206.00
  • KELLEY’S INC, 1313 No 48th Ave $584.00
  • CAFÉ 110, 1299 Farnam St $481.00
  • BREWBURGERS, 7515 Pacific St $584.00
  • BROTATO’S MOBILE FOOD UNIT, 14618 W Center Rd $584.00
  • CONNECTIONS,1901 Leavenworth St $206.00
  • DIOS GYROS & MORE, 3627 So 117th St $481.00
  • EAST AFRICA GROCERY II, 2555 Leavenworth St $139.00
  • HALO ULTRA LOUNGE, 17525 Gold Plz $206.00
  • MARKET BASKET, 911 So 87th Ave $814.00
  • PACIFIC EXPRESS MART, 7611 Pacific St $345.00
  • PANADERIA ESPIGO DE ORO, 1052 Park Ave $139.00
  • PAULI’S, 4016 Leavenworth St $687.00
  • THE DRAFT HOUSE, 1203 So 180th St $584.00
  • TOMMY COLINAS KITCHEN, 17857 Pierce Plz $584.00
  • TRACKSIDE LOUNGE, 1506 So 60th St $584.00
  • WESTGATE HIGH TECH AUTO CARE, 12300 W Center Rd $206.00
  • BAYMONT INN, 3301 So 72nd St $481.00
  • TASTE BISTRO, 11036 Elm St $765.00
  • BOOZERS, 7402 F St $584.00
  • CAFÉ L, 4741 So 96th St $662.00
  • CAPPY’S, 5059 So 108th St $584.00
  • DOC’S BAR/GRILL, 4303 So 89th St $584.00
  • FUJI FOOD PRODUCTS, 4001 No 132nd St $481.00
  • LA CHIRIPA RESTAURANT, 1920 Vinton $481.00
  • LA MUTILULTURAL, 4018 L St $139.00
  • LAS ISLITAS, 4030 So 24th St $481.00
  • MARBLE SLAB, 510 So 12th St $481.00
  • ABELARDOS MEXICAN FOOD, 3121 Q St $481.00
  • ANCHOR INN, 5413 So 72nd St $584.00
  • BIG TEN SPORTS BAR, 8414 Q St $206.00
  • CRYSTAL BEVERAGE MART, 4807 So 20th St $139.00
  • DJ’S, 6818 So 13th St $858.00
  • DREISBACH’S STEAKS,4702 So 27th St $382.00
  • EL 7 MARES,5447 So 24th St $620.00
  • HOMESTEAD CAFÉ Y ALGO MAS, 4826 Q St $103.00
  • JUSTIN THYME CAFÉ, 8544 Park Dr $662.00
  • PUPUSERIA EL RINCONCITO, 2308 N $481.00
  • ROBERT SUPERMARKET, 4801 Q $139.00
  • RUBY’S NITE CLUB, 623 So 16th St $206.00
  • SUPER SAN DIEGO, 2646 Y St $620.00
  • ZESTO’S SHOP, 3901 So 13th St $1214.00
  • CUPPYCAKES, 20902 Cumberland Dr $382.00
  • HELADERIA ANTARCTICA, 3060 F S Did not pay two carts @$139.00 each
  • KEEBLER COMPANY, 10203 Crown Pt Ave $382.00
  • OMAHA TORTILLA CO, 4209 So 87th St $382.00
  • WORKERS TAKE OUT, 1620 Dodge (1st National Bld) $481.00

    These establishments have paid:

    Friday payments:
    Connections
    Café 110
    Trackside Lounge
    Foodies
    Pauli’s
    The Draft House
    All Nations Grocery
    Kirk’s Lounge
    Keebler
    Cappy’s
    Tommy Colines
    My Way Lounge

    Thursday payments:
    FSI (Food Service Incorporated)
    Little Kings
    Aruma
    Qdoba
    O Face Bar
    Sushi Japan
    Starsky’s - both locations
    Capitol Lounge and Supper Club
    Dinah Mart
    El Basha

    Wednesday payments:
    Ingredient
    Arbys Elkhorn
    Railcar
    Taste
    Market Basket
    Olympic Lounge
    Indian Oven
    Orange Leaf
    Canteen Company
    déjà vu Lounge
    Fan Tan Club
    Workers Take Out
    Caffeine Dreams
    Down Under Bar
    Flixx
    Don Gabys
    Greengo Coffee
    Fuzzy’s Now
    Joe Bananas
    Dairy Queen
    Styles Pub
    Einstein’s
    MOJO Smokehouse and Ales

    These establishments have closed:
    Canela’s Bakery
    Entenmann’s Orowheat
    Ray’s Catering
    Tap Dancers Hot Dog Cart
    The Practice Tee
    Omaha Tortilla Co.
    Doc’s (South 89th)
    East African Grocery (48th and Q)
    Paradise Today Café


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