Note: This story was last updated at 9:30 a.m. August 29.
The Oak Ridge Beer Permit Board has revoked the beer permit of Lincoln’s Sports Grille.
The revocation was approved in a 4-2 vote during a special meeting on Thursday, the fifth show cause hearing for Lincoln’s.
It wasn’t immediately clear what effect the revocation, which took effect immediately, would have.
But during the hearing, a Lincoln’s consultant testified that a beer permit suspension coupled with a possible temporary state suspension of the restaurant’s liquor license for its second sale of beer to a minor could effectively shut down the business.
“The economic impact would be great,” consultant Roy McKinnon said. “It would finish Lincoln’s.” [Read more…]