No penalty like losing a son forever
Re: (‘Two-week closure for Central Station Pub,’ Dec. 14):
“We have 17 staff with our DJs and our cleaners and the door people. So, there’s 17 people without any income for 14 days, which is pretty harsh,” owner Judy Hill said.
“I know we should be totally aware of the liquor laws and we are,” Hill said.
“But, it just seems extremely harsh for a first offence.”
The pub’s 14-day suspension — 10 days for serving an underage person and four days for having over-served patrons in the pub — is the mandatory minimum penalty for a first offence.
The pub could also have faced up to $17,000 in fines.
Hill lost four days for over-serving.
I lost my son forever.
Autumn D. Mooney