Licensing bosses were due to take formal steps to strip a Brighton seafront café of its drinks licence at a hearing today (Thursday 13 October).
They allege that Azure – formerly known as the Beach Café – in Madeira Drive, Brighton, persistently broke its licensing conditions.
And they have asked a Brighton and Hove City Council licensing panel to review Azure’s licence which could see its licence revoked.
The panel, made up of three councillors, was due to hear claims that the café owner Max Mazurenko had a licence to serve alcoholic drinks if people were eating at a table.
But in a report to the panel it was suggested that people had been served drinks without food and – after a warning – were being handed just token items of food with drinks.
The hearing was due to take place at Brighton Town Hall with a panel chaired by Councillor Dee Simson sitting with Councillor Lynda Hyde and Councillor Dick Page.