SAVE THE BARBEE LANDING!!
SAVE THE BARBEE LANDING!!
The Barbee Landing in Warsaw IN is being denied renewal of their liquor license due to the family of a tragic incident when a young adult lost his life hours after leaving the establishment. The Landing was approved for renewal at first then the mother of the young man appealed it with accusations of the establishment being responsible for the death of her son.
The employees did their jobs. He was carded and had a fake Id. Even the officers questioned his identity due to the id found on him. They were provided with the bar tab showing NO EVIDENCE of him being over served! Him and his friend had left the bar for some time and returned later and was denied service due to last call being called before arrival. The man who passed away did not approach the bar at the time. Only his friend so we couldn’t not see him to know his behavior when he returned! No one but his friend and his self knows where they went and what they did while gone. The only thing linking the man and The Landing is the video of him leaving alone hours before he was found deceased. The owner and employees have been nothing but helpful and willing to cooperate to find out what happened that night. Yes we have had problems with citations but NOT DUE TO OVER SERVING, CARDING, or SERVING TO MINORS! This was all due to the fight to keep family dining outside and parents disobeying our rules and letting their kids go inside to use the bathroom and misunderstanding of having a bar open outside with children able to eat outside. (Witch the bar has now been closed and we are working with ATC to understand the rules better to have children outside seating) I stand behind the fact that we did what we thought was lawful that night. No signs of even being intoxicated while at the bar let alone being overly intoxicated! The Barbee Landing has NOT had a reoccurrence of police being called, underage serving, or over serving now or prior to this incident! He entered other bars with same id and served! Only because there was video of him leaving Barbee Landing they are being punished! HE AND HIS FRIEND CASHED OUT AND LEFT FOR SOME TIME THEN RETURNED. AT THAT TIME ONLY HIS FRIEND APPROACHED THE BARTENDERS AT THE BAR ASKED FOR DRINK AND WAS DENIED SERVICE BEFORE LEAVING INSIDE THE BAR TOGETHER AGAIN!! The Barbee Landing should not be held responsible for this young mans actions! Please take a minute to show your support for The Barbee Landing and employees by signing this petition and sharing for other to sign!!
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