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The Keg Reopens Pending Liquor License Appeal

Owner says the bar now has better fake ID detection.

The Keg's owner Tom Migon announced yesterday that he would reopen his bar that day while his appeal of the mayor's decision to revoke his liquor license is pending before the Illinois Liquor Control Commission, The Daily Northwestern reported. His lawyer said that bar's have the legal right to do that while appealing a decision.

Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl , citing the 111 alcohol-related ordinance citations the bar has received since 2005.

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At the city Liquor Board hearing that preceded the decision, City Attorney Grant Farrar referred to a Twitter account that was run under The Keg's name and included texts alluding to the welcoming of under-age drinkers at the bar. However, the account was actually the work of a then Northwestern student.

Mignon referenced the Twitter account in his statement to The Daily Northwestern, saying he had no part in it and is opposed to its tone of laxity toward underage drinking, the article says. He also stated that the bar has stepped up efforts to combat fake IDs by buying a high-tech scanner to weed them out.

Read the full Daily Northwestern story here.

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Cyndi Gage March 09, 2012 at 03:50 PM
Let's see, Mr. Mignon purchased a high-tech scanner to weed out fake IDs, AFTER he lost his liquor license? AFTER the 111 citations? AFTER a murder? The Twitter account really shouldn't even be an issue.
Leslie March 09, 2012 at 05:15 PM
The high tech scanner will only work if they have someone there looking at the Id's. I say keep that crap hole closed.
Evanston Eastsider March 09, 2012 at 09:27 PM
Great news. Good luck to the owner.
mij March 12, 2012 at 07:08 PM
Wonder if the city financed Bar will get a pass for under age drinkers/
mij March 12, 2012 at 07:09 PM
Do some research on the murder that happened in front of bar.

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