Kickers files appeal of liquor license suspension
open for business during appeal process
By Sarah Pryor - Freeman Staff
April 19, 2014
Kickers Pub & Grub Charles Auer/Freeman Staff
WAUKESHA Ė The Common Council handed down a 10-day liquor
license suspension to Kickers Pub & Grub last month, but the
business has filed an appeal in Waukesha County Circuit Court
and will continue to be open for business as it works through
the appeal process.
Kickers Owner Darrel Radmer said he filed the appeal on April
11, and Assistant City Attorney Miles Eastman said any
suspension of the barís liquor license would be on hold until
the judge makes a decision.
On March 18, the Common Council voted 8-5 for the suspension,
which was supposed to have commenced within 30 days.
Waukesha police say the bar at
1726 South West Ave. served alcohol to undercover underage
volunteers on two occasions in one year.
They also say Radmer became loud and boisterous with officers
and threatened to post the under-21 volunteersí photos on the
Radmerís appeal alleges that the city
didnít give him the required three-day notice before the
meeting in which the Ordinance & License Committee
recommended having the council issue the suspension.
Radmer said he doesnít feel heís been
treated fairly compared to other establishments that have
similar violations and no suspension.
Some council members expressed concern
that the business was being singled out, and urged more
consistent enforcement of violations in the future.
However, Ordinance & License Committee
Chairman Steve Johnson said the suspension was about more
than serving underage minors Ė it was about Radmerís conduct
O& L Committee member Aaron Perry said
that for him, Radmerís alleged threatening behavior toward
the under-21 volunteers and police was the deciding factor.
Radmer said his business has suffered
from the bad press and people believing he was closed as a
result of the incident. His bottom line is a desire to let
people know that heís open for business. For now.