Ted's Restaurant & Bar suspended Monday for multiple state violations

Ted’s Restaurant & Bar was suspended Monday, Oct. 19 for alleged violations of sale to a minor, minor in the barroom and permit to be recorded, according to a sign posted by the state Department of Consumer Protection's Liquor Control Commission on the restaurant’s door.

The sign posted by the State of Connecticut on the Ted's Restaurant & Bar door is seen on Monday, Oct. 19, 2015. (Julia Werth/The Daily Campus)

The Commission "oversees provisional permits and holds formal administrative hearings and informal hearings (compliance meetings) regarding allegations which include, but are not limited to: suitability of applicants and permit premises; obtaining liquor permits by fraud; sales to minors; sale to intoxicated persons; and unlawful activity occurring on permit premises," according to CT.gov.

The restaurant will reopen on Tuesday, Oct. 20, after payment of a $500 fine.

Ted’s Restaurant was previously suspended from Jan. 31 through Feb. 2, 2011, and forced to pay a $2,000 fine for violations of sale to a minor, minor in barroom, sale to intoxicated person, intoxicated persons in barroom, fire safety and restrictions on drink promotions, according to the archived records of Department of Consumer Protection.

These two incidents do not stand alone. In June 2009 the establishment – then named Ted’s Spirit Shoppe – was suspended for three days for violations of sale to a minor. In 2003, the restaurant was suspended for 21 days for sale to a minor, drink promotions and a sanitation offense, according to the department of consumer protection.

The department of consumer protection was unavailable for comment.


Julia Werth is news editor for The Daily Campus. She can be reached via email atjulia.werth@uconn.edu. She tweets @jboelwerth.