Friday, January 9, 2015

Idaho State Police Revoke the Liquor License for The Grail in Kootenai County

Teresa Baker
Public Information Officer
700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
(208) 884-7122
Fax (208) 884-7087

For Immediate Release: 1/9/15 at 3:45 p.m.

MERIDIAN - Idaho State Police Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) has revoked the liquor license for the business operating as The Grail Restaurant and Multipurpose Arena in Kootenai County. This administrative action was taken after The Grail did not contest the charges brought for violations of the prohibited acts provision of the Idaho Liquor Act provided in section 23-614, Idaho Code.

The license revocation stems from an investigation into an event advertised as "The Ultimate Male Review" at The Grail on April 27, 2014. During the course of the event there were numerous violations of Idaho law that prohibits nudity and simulated sex acts in an establishment licensed to sell beer, wine or alcohol.

Although the license revocation was a result of this investigation, The Grail has also received numerous violations over the course of the 13 years it has had its liquor license. These violations were for service to underage persons and allowing minors to loiter on a licensed premise.

A hearing on the administrative violation notice that ABC served The Grail was held on December 10, 2014. During the proceedings The Grail did not present a case and confessed judgment to the charges.

The revocation of the license prohibits The Grail from dispensing alcoholic beverages as of January 8, 2015.