Written by Kathy Olivarez Friday, 17 February 2012 15:39
MISSION — Smokin’ Aces, a bar located on the city’s east side known for bringing musical acts to the Rio Grande Valley since 2007, is no longer allowed to sell alcohol after city leaders say the owners didn’t do enough to provide adequate security.
The decision to not renew the bar’s conditional use permit, comes after a 90-day period given to the owners to address safety concerns from police and nearby residents.
The bar is located west of Taylor Road on the south side of Business 83. Last year, when the conditional use permit came up for renewal, the council was presented with a list of incidences where police were called. According to authorities, police visited the bar 40 times in 2011, but found that only 19 complaints were alcohol related.