Mission beer and bicyclist bar Gestalt Haus has had their liquor license suspended for 30 days after a doorman was caught selling marijuana. California Alcoholic Beverage Control spokesman John Carr issued a statement Thursday saying that the bar had been shut down following a four-month undercover investigation, as the Chron reports.
If there are any further violations discovered during their two-year probation period, Gestalt runs the risk of losing their license permanently.
So, someone tipped the ABC off that one of the dudes at Gestalt dealt weed, and KTVU reports that that dude is 34-year-old Luther Dan Smith of Oakland. But it really took a four-month investigation to nail the guy? That seems like a waste of time and resources. Not to mention some ABC agent clearly did a lot of beer-drinking and brat-eating in that time.
The ABC is passing along their complaint to the District Attorney's office who will decide whether to press criminal charges against Smith.
Gestalt Haus - 3156 16th Street between Valencia and Guerrero