District 1 City Councilman Diego Bernal, San Antonio Police Chief William McManus, Texas State Representative Mike Villarreal, and a local neighborhood association have joined forces in response to concerns regarding Stacy’s Sportsbar, 3805 Blanco Rd.
Over a period of time, the San Antonio Police Department has received numerous complaints from neighborhood residents to include disturbances, cuttings, fights and assaults. Due to these issues, a petition was filed through the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission stating Stacy’s Sportsbar “affects the general welfare, health, peace, morals and safety of the people and offends the public sense of decency.” The petition requested the renewal applications submitted for a mixed beverage permit (MB) and a late hours permit (LB) be denied.
On March 31, the petition was signed wherein Stacy’s Sportsbar agreed to withdraw the application for a late hours permit (LB) and agreed that it will not be eligible to reapply for a late hours permit until after November 4, 2015.
Furthermore, the bar agreed they would close for business to the public and all customers no later than 12:30 a.m. every night and not reopen for business before 6:00 a.m. every morning. They also agreed that if any customers are located inside the permitted premises between 12:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., this will constitute a violation of their permit.
“Every neighborhood deserves peace of mind. We found a unique way to take action and now have real results to show for it,” said Councilman Bernal. “This is absolutely a step in the right direction.”
Chief McManus echoed Councilman Bernal’s sentiments and states: “Our commitment to public safety and reducing crime and fear of crime are the foundation of law enforcement. Today marks a success in this on-going effort as we continue our interactive relationship with the community.”