State suspends Spring Cafe liquor license |

State suspends Spring Cafe liquor license

Staff report

An Aspen cafe recently was penalized by the state’s Liquor Enforcement Division for serving beer to a minor on two occasions.

Spring Cafe’s liquor license was suspended from April 27 through Monday. The suspension was the result of the cafe’s violating terms of an agreement with the state that it would not serve alcohol to minors after it was cited April 23, 2015, for selling a New Planet Pale Ale to an 18-year-old operative with the state, according to Department of Revenue records.

The order stipulated that Spring Cafe’s license would be suspended if it violated the agreement within one year of its issuance Aug. 13, 2015.

On April 26, 2016, which fell within the one-year agreement period, a Spring Cafe employee served an organic pale ale to a 20-year-old undercover agent with the state.

Last year’s violation triggered an April 20 order from the state that included the suspension of Spring Cafe’s liquor license and a $200 fine in lieu of suspending its license for 15 days, eight of which were held in abeyance.

Spring Cafe owner Sabrina Rudin and her attorney Michelle Schindler of Aspen-based Matthew C. Ferguson Law Firm PC were out of town Wednesday and could not be reached for comment.

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