Judge: Drug-themed eatery has right to serve booze
GREELEY, Colorado- A restaurant owner who gives his sandwiches names that connote drug use could get a liquor license after a judge ruled that an earlier denial violated his free speech rights.
Weld County District Judge Daniel S. Maus ruled this week that the Greeley liquor board “acted arbitrarily and capriciously” in denying Cheba Hut’s request for a license. The April ruling by the board stated that allowing alcohol at the restaurant would not fit well with the neighborhood near the University of Northern Colorado.
The restaurant’s logo is, “Welcome to Cheba Hut. The only thing fried is the occasional customer.” Cheba Hut has restaurants in Oregon, Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado.
The Greeley City Council will decide whether to appeal the district’s ruling.
Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com