The New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) summarily suspended the license of Glen Cove Mansion Hospitality LLC, doing business as “Glen Cove Mansion” at 200 Dosoris Lane in Glen Cove today. The suspension was ordered by Chairman Vincent Bradley, Commissioner Lily Fan, and Commissioner Greeley Ford at a regularly scheduled meeting of the Full Board on July 13, 2022. Effective immediately, no alcohol may be sold or consumed on the premises.
Three people were shot at an event on Sunday, July 10, 2022 that was held in violation of express directions from the town of Glen Cove, which advised the Glen Cove Mansion on July 7, 2022 that its event permit had been disapproved. Ignoring that direction and the absence of a permit, the hotel allowed a promoter to host a pool party at the mansion with approximately 150-200 patrons. Shortly after 5 p.m. a fight erupted inside the premises involving 10-12 patrons. There was gunfire and three persons were shot, including a security guard attempting to intervene.
Police responding to the premises encountered a chaotic and dangerous scene, with patrons pushing and running to exit the establishment while employees attempted to mop up blood from the crime scene. Police also detailed patrons, employees, and promoters were throwing boxes of alcohol in their cars and running off with bottles of liquor. The hotel’s manager told police that the Glen Cove Mansion merely provided the venue and that all service and security were the responsibility of the promoters, an admission that the licensee had relinquished control over the establishment to the unlicensed promoter. Glen Cove had advised the hotel on July 7th that no additional permits would be issued due to safety concerns and residential complaints arising from prior events held at the hotel.
The SLA charged Glen Cove Mansion with 10 violations of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law, including “availing” their license to an unapproved promoter, disorderly premise, failure to conform to the application by operating as a nightclub, hiring security guards, and failure to obtain local permits for an outdoor event with amplified music. During the suspension, the SLA will prosecute these violations, the maximum penalty for which is revocation of the license.
“SLA license holders have an obligation to maintain orderly operations,” said SLA Chairman Vincent Bradley. “This business has failed to uphold their obligation as a licensee, and the Board is taking action to ensure public safety and support local law enforcement.”
The State Administrative Procedure Act authorizes a State agency to summarily suspend a license when the agency finds that public health, safety, or welfare requires emergency action. When the SLA summarily suspends a license, it also serves a Notice of Pleading alleging one or more disciplinary violations. In invoking a summary suspension, the SLA has deemed the violation to be sufficiently serious upon initial review to warrant an immediate suspension. The SLA’s decision to summarily suspend a license is not a final determination on the merits of the case. The licensee is entitled to a prompt hearing before an Administrative Law Judge.