The Thirsty Moose bar can no longer serve alcoholic drinks.
Despite a plea from attorney Alan Eisenberg urging the Common Council "not to crucify Cristie," the council revoked the liquor license of Cristie Bonchek, owner of The Thirsty Moose, in a 5-0 vote March 3. Eisenberg is Bonchek's attorney.
While the Rules, Laws and Licensing Committee recommended that revocation take effect within 14 days of Common Council approval, the council opted to revoke Bonchek's license immediately. Committee Chairwoman and 2nd District Alderwoman Mary Schissel made the motion.
After the council took action, Mayor Ryan McCue directed Police Chief Thomas Poellot to go to The Thirsty Moose and remove Bonchek's liquor license.
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