ALS suspends Gaffney’s liquor license
ALBANY — A day after the nightclub and bar Gaffney’s was closed by the city of Saratoga Springs after months of violent incidents, including a stabbing early Sunday inside the bar, the State Liquor Authority suspended the Gaffney’s license to sell liquor.
Voting unanimously at a meeting called specifically to deal with the Gaffneys’ case, the three-member SLA council suspended the liquor license with immediate effect. In a presentation to the board, ALC attorney William Brennan, citing Saratoga Springs police reports, said that including Sunday’s incident, there were three stab wounds in Gaffey since October, as well as a “huge melee” in March in which three police officers were injured, requiring medical attention. Saratoga police recorded 65 reports of officers responding to public safety questions at Gaffney’s from January 2021 through March of this year, Brennan told the council.