Longer nightclub hours nixed

An application that would have allowed a West Bay Road nightclub to open until 4 a.m. seven days a week was not granted by the Liquor Licensing Board of Grand Cayman.

Luis Lopez of Nectar Nightclub in the Seven Mile Shops asked the board for permission to operate on Monday mornings [after the Sunday night prohibition] from 12:01 a.m. until 4 a.m. and from 10 p.m. until 4 a.m. from Monday to Saturday.

Permission to open on Monday mornings has never been granted as part of the terms of a general liquor license, board members said, although it has been granted for special occasions, such as New Year’s Eve.

Bars on probation

The Liquor Licensing Board kept two local bars on probation through March following a review last week.

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The probation periods for both Archie’s Place on Shedden Road and the Pirates’ Cove Bar in East End were continued following numerous incidents at the establishments.

Dream nightclub, which had also been on probation, had the probation period lifted by the liquor board.

No drinks outside Harquail

The Harquail Theatre in George Town had asked the liquor board for permission to extend its current liquor licensed premises.

The theater is allowed to serve alcohol inside its building, but had asked the board to “include the use of outdoor areas” in its liquor license. The board did not grant the application

Tortuga in West Bay

A long-time mom-and-pop liquor store in West Bay has transferred the ownership of its liquor license to Tortuga Rum Company President Robert Hamaty.

The change of license from Judy Deslandes of J.D’s Liquor Store at Batabano Plaza to Mr. Hamaty was approved by the board.

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