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January 6, 2014

My Nook owner arrested over alcohol license

MILLEDGEVILLE —

Lacking a state alcohol license turned into an arrest and heavy fine for a local business owner last week.

Owner of My Nook iCafe & Lounge Erik Allbrook was cited by the Milledgeville Police Department Thursday morning for unlawful sale and possession of alcohol.

“They said they were confiscating my liquor, and that I was coming with them,” he said. 

Allbrook posted the $1,000 bond at MPD.

My Nook iCafe & Lounge, located at 921 N. Columbia St. across from the Goodie Gallery, opened in mid-September.

Police Chief Dray Swicord said although the establishment received the city alcohol permit in September Allbrook still hadn’t passed the state permitting process.

Allbrook claims he only recently found out he needed a state-issued permit for continued alcohol sales during My Nook special events.

“I found out there were two licenses I was supposed to have, one issued by the city and the other by the state. From my view, me and City Hall just chucked it up to a misunderstanding as far as paperwork,” the business owner contends. “Milledgeville (City Hall) contacted me about two weeks ago and explained to me what license I was finally missing. I stopped alcohol sales after calling the state. I had only been selling alcohol for two and a half months up until they told me to stop.”

Allbrook contends he’d already applied for the state license before the arrest.

Businesses wanting to sell alcohol beer, wine or liquor must first apply with City of Milledgeville. After satisfying all of the local requirements, the application is put before City Council for approval. Once the applicant receives the local license, it must accompany the application to Georgia Department of Revenue. One can’t sell locally without both the local and state license.  

Also, distributors must make deliveries to the sellers — it must not be purchased at a local outlet such as a liquor store or grocery store. Distributors must verify both current state and local licenses before delivery is made.  

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