July 4, 2020
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Albany, NY

SLA Issues Emergency Suspensions for Lebanon Speedway and Liberty Ridge Farms

SLA Issues Emergency Suspensions for Lebanon Speedway and Liberty Ridge Farms
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On July 3rd at a special meeting, the Full Board of the State Liquor Authority ordered emergency summary suspensions for Lebanon Valley Speedway at 1746 US-20 in West Lebanon and Liberty Ridge Farms at 29 Bevis Road in Schaghticoke.  

Both locations advertised and promoted large events open to the public, with no limit on attendees in violation of the Governor’s Executive Orders implemented to combat the coronavirus. Both licensees were warned prior to the events by the SLA about size and distancing requirements for these sorts of events, but refused to comply or cancel.  Effective immediately, no alcohol may be sold or consumed on the premises of these businesses.   

State Liquor Authority Chairman Vincent Bradley said, “Large gatherings in violation of the Governor’s Executive Orders risk lives and will not be tolerated.  While we understand the economic hardships these businesses face, we’re in the middle of a global health pandemic and these types of events pose a serious risk of undermining the progress New York State has made.” 
 

Lebenan Valley Speedway Order of Summary Suspension of License

Liberty Ridge Farm Order of Summary Suspension of License