Efes in Dalston can carry on serving alcohol – for now – as I report in the Hackney Citizen:
A popular Dalston bar and community centre is fighting a decision to strip it of its alcohol licence.
Efes Snooker Club, on Stoke Newington Road, has submitted an appeal to Thames magistrates’ court after the bar’s licence was revoked in a council licensing hearing in February.
The hearing was prompted by a police request, which cited multiple alleged breaches of licence conditions.
Among the incidents cited by the police was an occasion where an undercover police officer was able to bring a weapon into the bar unchallenged.
Efes was given 21 days in which to lodge an appeal, and by doing so the bar is now able to carry on serving alcohol until its hearing.