DOGTOWN (KMOV) - Some South City residents have had enough of the late night problems they say are caused by a local bar and now the city is taking action.
Residents in Dogtown put together a petition to the Excise Commissioner in charge of liquor licenses in hopes of revoking the 3:00 a.m. license for Mike Talayna’s Jukebox on Hampton.
“Most of it is alcohol fueled silliness that escalates,” explained Dogtown resident Barbara Monroe who was one of the more than 30 people who signed the petition.
Monroe lives down the block and says every weekend she finds herself cleaning up the mess from bar visitors.
“There’s always bottles, cans, every Friday and Saturday,” she said.
That’s just one of the reasons outlined in a testimony at the protest hearing with the Department of Public Safety Excise Commissioner.
“There have been quite a few fights, police calls, people drinking, yelling obscenities, and this is at three in the morning,” Monroe said.
According to documents from the hearing, the residents did not meet the requirements for signatures for the petition to revoke the license. However, Commissioner Robert Kariberg ruled “offending conditions exist due to the operation of the business.”
He is imposing regulations including requiring the bar to hire two uniformed off-duty St. Louis Police officers between 11:00 p.m. and 3:30 a.m. every day the business is open.
The officers will be required to monitor customers in the parking lot and on the surrounding residential streets. Monroe believes that will make a big difference.
“I do,” Monroe said. “I really do.”
News 4 reached out to the bar’s owner and the lawyer who represented the bar at the hearing and have not received a response back.