The Levee hit with month-long alcohol sales suspension

Published 1:13 pm Monday, December 2, 2019

One of the hot spots on the Oxford Square will be dry most of the holiday season.

The Levee of Oxford was hit with a month-long alcohol sales suspension by the Mississippi Alcohol Beverage Control last week.

The suspension began at 10 a.m. on Nov. 25 and runs through 10 a.m. on Dec. 23. It is not known what the specific violations were, and attempts to contact the ABC were unsuccessful as of the publishing of this story.

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Levee owner Griffin Tanner did provide a statement to the EAGLE on Monday morning regarding his establishment’s suspension.

“We are doing our best to be in compliance with the new city ordinances and requirements,” Tanner’s statement read. “Variance in enforcement and lack of clarity in technical requirements have presented challenges. We will continue to work with the city and Alcohol Beverage Control to train our staff to encourage responsible service.”

The Levee is the third establishment located on the Square to receive a suspension from the ABC this year. In July, City Grocery and Bouré were hit with week-long suspensions for selling alcohol to a minor.

A month earlier, two other Oxford restaurants were hit with week-long suspensions. El Agave and Buffalo Wild Wings were also found in violation for serving alcohol to minors.