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File #: RES 22-1154    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 7/27/2022
Title: Denying a stay in implementation of Council File #RES 22-882 Revoking All Licenses Held by RAS Ethiopian Bar & Restaurant LLC d/b/a RAS Restaurant & Lounge (License ID #20100000062) at 2516 Seventh 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. Exhibit 7 - NCH RAS Lounge, 8. Exhibit 8 - RES 22-882 Dr. Danial Abebe email, 9. Exhibit 9 - Brian Alton email and letter, 10. Exhibit 10 - June 15, 2022 TAS response to Brian Alton’s Inquiry to Adam Yust re RAS, 11. Exhibit 11 - Signature Copy of RES 22-882, 12. Service letter to City Clerk, 13. Petition for Reconsideration or a Stay of Proceedings, 14. July, 21, 2022 Service letter to City Clerk- Memo of Law & Declarations re RAS, 15. July, 21, 2022 Memo of Law in Support of RAS Petition for a Stay of Proceedings, 16. July, 21, 2022 Declaration of Brian D. Alton, 17. July, 21, 2022 Declaration of DJ Bedasso and Zinash Amde w Ex 1, 18. July, 21, 2022 Declaration of Feneteye Sendba
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Denying a stay in implementation of Council File #RES 22-882 Revoking All Licenses Held by RAS Ethiopian Bar & Restaurant LLC d/b/a RAS Restaurant & Lounge (License ID #20100000062) at 2516 Seventh Street West.


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WHEREAS, on June 15, 2022, pursuant to RES 22-882, the Saint Paul City Council revoked all licenses held by RAS Ethiopian Bar & Restaurant LLC d/b/a RAS Restaurant & Lounge; and


WHEREAS, on July 15, 2022 the City Clerk was served with a Petition for Reconsideration or a Stay of Proceedings (“Petition”) in the above entitled matter; and


WHEREAS, RAS Ethiopian Bar & Restaurant LLC d/b/a RAS Restaurant & Lounge has stated they intend to apply for a Writ of Certiorari from the Minnesota Court of Appeals; and


WHEREAS, Counsel for RAS Ethiopian Bar & Restaurant LLC d/b/a RAS Restaurant & Lounge has petitioned the Saint Paul City Council for either an Order:

1. Reconsidering the 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 Petitioner by Resolution dated June 15, 2022;

2. In the alternative, staying the adverse action pending Petitioner's appeal of this matter to the Minnesota Court of Appeals, subject to the posting of a supersedeas bond or other conditions as may be ordered by this Council; and

WHEREAS, there is no path for reconsideration of RES 22-882 as it was signed by the Mayor on June 16, 2022 and is deemed final; and

WHEREAS, under Minnesota Rule of Civil Appellate Procedure 108.01, the City Council has the power to grant a stay and impose reasonable terms and conditions that are proper for the security of the rights of the City of Saint Paul; and


WHEREAS, council exercised its discretion and removed the matter from the council agenda for an informational update and discussion which reflects the thoughtful consideration t...

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