After disgruntled Cottage Grove locals petitioned to have it shuttered, popular bar Down the Street has won its battle with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.
The bar announced that its liquor license will be renewed after a State Office of Administrative Hearings judge ruled in favor of Down the Street, according to a press release. As Eater reported back in April, hundreds of locals came out in support of the bar after it announced that it could be forced to close due to a petition urging TABC to revoke its liquor license. In the hearing, the judge ruled that those who opposed the bar could not prove their stories, and reportedly found no violations of TABC rules.
“We are thrilled beyond belief with this outcome because it means we can continue our 5-year track record of providing Cottage Grove with the neighborhood amenity it deserves and wants,” said owner Cheryl Crider in a statement. “Our success was due in large part to our loyal customers, our neighbors and our extended family standing up to unfounded and baseless accusations from a handful of disgruntled protestors.”
Fans of the bar can celebrate with a beer when it opens today at noon.