far as alcohol, it's going to be business as usual for the New World Sports Lounge
2 in Waterloo.
Waterloo Police Department recommended the Waterloo City Council take away the
establishment's liquor license, due to numerous calls for service at the bar's Riehl Street
Safety Services Director, Dan
Trelka, told a large crowd gathered inside the Council Chambers that his
department answered 135 calls for service to New World
in the past 12 months. Chief
Trelka said 78 of those calls were what he called ‘trouble
calls." ,Trelka added, The way those calls broke down was that out of those 78
trouble calls, 54 of them were called in by neighbors or the Police Department,
and half of those calls resulted in a warning, arrest or a citation."
Several dozen New World supporters turned out at the Monday
night City Council meeting to urge the City Council to keep New
World's liquor license in place.
The Council voted 4-2 to reject
the motion to deny the liquor license. That set up a motion by Councilman
Quentin Hart to approve a one year liquor license for New
World. That motion passed, 4-2, with Cole and Schmitt voted ‘no.'
Some New World supporters said the larger problem has to do the numerous liquor
stores in the Broadway Street
corridor. New World owner, Tawanda Hacket,
told the Council she didn't think her business should be held responsible for
everything which happens outside the bard and grill.
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