J Paul's alcohol license suspended at today's city council meeting
by Celia Shortt
Newnan City Council Tuesday afternoon voted to suspend bar J Paul’s alcohol license for two weeks.
J Paul’s General Manager Mike Gullatt requested a continuance from the council because the licensee of the bar, Paul Marmol, was out of the country and wouldn’t return for two weeks. Newnan City Attorney C. Bradford Sears Jr. recommended to the council that they grant the continuance until the next city council meeting on Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m. Marmol’s attorney was notified of the hearing and was not present. Marmol is legally allowed to have representation at the meeting, but he did not. Gullatt found out about the hearing on Thursday and was there to simply ask for a continuance and give a report on the food sales. “My concern with the continuance is that they will continue to do the same thing,” said Council Member George Alexander. Mayor Keith Brady suggested and the council decided to proceed with the hearing but rather than revoking the license, suspend it for two weeks and have another hearing at the Oct. 22 city council meeting. At the conclusion of the hearing, the council voted unanimously to suspend J Paul’s alcohol license until 10:30 a.m. on Oct 23, subject to reconsideration of any additional penalty or reinstatement at the Oct 22 6:30 city council meeting.
For the complete story about J Paul's and other business conducted at Tuesday's city council meeting, see Wednesday's print and digital editions of The Newnan Times-Herald.