Maria Sangria's In The Hot Seat Again

Omaha City Council will look over resolution to shut down a local business.

Maria Sangria's is in the hot seat once again. After a judge granted their appeal to allow its liquor license to be reinstated in July, surrounding businesses told WOWT 6 News they've been waiting for more trouble to start.

Problems like fighting seem to have continually surround the restaurant lounge over the past few years.

"Quite frankly, I don't know what you have to do to get your liquor license revoked nowadays, because it seems like the liquor commission doesn't want to take anyone's license away," said Brandon Henery, General Manager of Michael's Cantina.

Henery said the problem largely lies in one area for the business.

"Well it's just the crowd that shows up, it tends to be a rougher crowd," said Henery.

But Tuesday, change may finally come. The city council is once again setting a hearing to recommend Maria Sangria's liquor license be canceled again. They are also expected to add a resolution to revoke the establishment's certificate of occupancy.

This is a death sentence for a business, because without a certificate of occupancy they aren't allowed to open their doors to any customers.

Resolution for Certificate of Occupancy/Click here

"You have to have standards, you have to adhere by the law. There are statutes that are on the books, there are things in place that they are obviously ignoring," said Henery.

WOWT 6 News reached out to the owners of Maria Sangria's several times. They declined to comment.


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