A Long Beach bar has closed after losing its liquor license, with state regulators citing alleged illegal drug sales there.
The California Department of Liquor Control issued a suspension notice to the Bottom’s Up Tavern located at 1739 E. Artesia Blvd on Sunday.
“ABC officers have opened an investigation into a fatal accident on March 1 that claimed the lives of a father and his young daughter. Today officers issued a notice of indefinite suspension after their undercover ABC investigation revealed that the Bottom’s Up Tavern operated a disorderly premises involving numerous illegal sales of cocaine, ecstasy (MDMA), oxycodone and cannabis, at the licensed location,” said the ABC. .
“In addition, the Long Beach Police Department responded to multiple incidents at the scene.”
The state agency said the tavern owner signed an agreement accepting the penalty. The license must be transferred within 180 days to a new owner at a new location outside of the City of Long Beach.
The company moves to a new location at 9875 Alondra Blvd. at Campanula. A person who answered the phone to the company on Sunday said Bottom’s Up would no longer operate in Long Beach.