Bar Where Student Died Loses Its Liquor License

From Times Wire Reports

State officials have stripped the liquor license of a popular Davis bar where a 21-year-old student died last year after consuming 21 drinks in 90 minutes in a college ritual.

The state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control suspended the liquor license of the Paragon bar for 30 days.

It also ordered the owner, Sacramento attorney James L. Kouretas, to sell the bar and transfer its liquor license permanently to another owner within 180 days.

Manuel Diaz Jr., the agency's deputy division chief, said he hopes the action will send a message to bar owners. "If they allow this type of activity on their location, they're looking at the loss of their license and livelihood," he said.

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