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File #: RES 22-882    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 6/15/2022
Title: Approving adverse action against the Liquor on Sale - 101 - 189 seats, Liquor on Sale - Sunday, Liquor on Sale - 2AM Closing, Liquor - Outdoor Service Area - Patio, and Entertainment B License held by RAS Ethiopian Bar & Restaurant LLC d/b/a RAS Restaurant & Lounge (License ID #20100000062) at 2516 7th Street West.
Sponsors: Chris Tolbert
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - May 6, 2022 Notice of Violation and Request for Upward Departure to Revocation, 2. Exhibit 2 - Licensee's Information from EClips System, 3. Exhibit 3 - License Group Comments Text, 4. Exhibit 4 - SPPD report 22010938 (Redacted) with Photo stills, 5. Exhibit 5 - Photo stills from SPPD, 6. Exhibit 6 - SPPD reports 19160830, 15143846, 14066843, 7. NCH RAS Lounge, 8. RES 22-882 Dr. Daniel Abebe email, 9. Brian Alton email and letter, 10. June 15, 2022 TAS response to Brian Alton;s Inquiry to Adam Yust re RAS
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Approving adverse action against the Liquor on Sale - 101 - 189 seats, Liquor on Sale - Sunday, Liquor on Sale - 2AM Closing, Liquor - Outdoor Service Area - Patio, and Entertainment B License held by RAS Ethiopian Bar & Restaurant LLC d/b/a RAS Restaurant & Lounge (License ID #20100000062) at 2516 7th Street West.

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WHEREAS, the Liquor on Sale - 101 - 189 seats, Liquor on Sale - Sunday, Liquor on Sale - 2AM Closing, Liquor - Outdoor Service Area - Patio, and Entertainment B license (“Licenses”) held by RAS Ethiopian Bar & Restaurant LLC d/b/a RAS Restaurant & Lounge (License ID #20100000062) at 2516 7th Street West in Saint Paul (“Licensed Premises”) were the subject of a Notice of Violation and Request for Upward Departure to Revocation, herein incorporated as Exhibit 1 (“Notice”) sent May 6, 2022; and


WHEREAS, records from the Department of Safety and Inspections, herein incorporated as Exhibit 2, show that the Licensee is Zinash Amde and that the Manager for the Licensed Premises is DJ Bedasso; and


WHEREAS, the Licenses held by the Licensee have the following special conditions:

1. The licensee shall provide and maintain working video surveillance cameras and recorders on the premises (both inside and outside) in accordance with Saint Paul Police Department (SPPD) recommendations. The number of cameras, their placement and their quality must be approved by SPPD; and there shall be adequate lighting to support the camera placement. This equipment must be in operation during all business hours. Tapes/recordings must be maintained for a minimum of thirty (30) days, and there shall be an employee on-staff at all times with the ability to make them immediately available to the SPPD and/or the Department of Safety and Inspections (DSI) upon request. Video surveillance equipment shall be installed prior to the issuance of any license(s).

2. The licensee shall provide an adequate security staff from 9:30 p.m. until 2:30...

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