Ciro’s Bar & Kitchen East loses liquor license for 90 days

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission suspended an El Paso bar’s liquor license for 90 days following narcotics allegations, according to a news release.

Ciro’s Bar & Kitchen East, 1610 N. Zaragoza Road, cannot sell or serve alcohol for 90 days, according to a TABC emergency order signed Thursday by agency executives.

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code gives the agency the authority to suspend a company’s license for up to 90 days if continuing the company’s operations is deemed a risk to public safety.

“The company is still the subject of an ongoing investigation by the TABC which began in September 2020 in response to reports of alleged narcotics sales. The company has also been the subject of over 100 calls service by local law enforcement,” the statement said.

According to the TABC, the case is still under investigation, including by law enforcement and the Ministry of Public Security.

A police spokesman said the department could not confirm any investigation of a suspected narcotics person or place. Phone calls to the company went unanswered.

María Cortés González can be reached at 915-546-6150; [email protected]; @EPTMaria on Twitter.

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