Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission issues emergency order suspending El Paso bar
Ciro’s Bar & Kitchen East may not sell or serve alcohol for 90 days
AUSTIN – The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission has suspended the liquor permit of an El Paso bar for 90 days following narcotics allegations.
Ciro’s Bar & Kitchen East, 1610 N. Zaragoza Road, may not sell or serve alcohol for 90 days according to a TABC emergency order signed by agency leaders Thursday. Section 11.614 of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code gives the agency authority to suspend a business’s permit for up to 90 days if the business's continued operations are deemed a risk to public safety.
The business remains the subject of an ongoing TABC investigation that began in September of 2020 in response to reports of alleged narcotics sales. The business has also been the subject of more than 100 calls for service by local law enforcement.
“Criminal activity at a licensed business not only endangers the surrounding community, it makes it harder for law-abiding business owners to safely operate and support their families,” TABC Executive Director Thomas Graham said. “TABC will continue to work with our partners in local and state law enforcement to put a stop to violations such as this wherever they are found.”
The case remains under investigation by TABC, the El Paso Police Department and the Department of Public Safety.
For more information on TABC, visit tabc.texas.gov.
TABC Public Information Officer