|For Immediate Release
June 22, 2020
Florida DBPR Reports Emergency Suspension of
Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) reported the emergency suspension of an alcoholic beverage vendor license related to:
Licensee Name: Publife Mac, LLC, d/b/a The Knights Pub
Thirteen of the suspended licensee’s employees have tested positive for COVID-19. Additional contact tracing by the Florida Department of Health has determined that at least 28 patrons tested positive for COVID-19 after visiting the suspended licensee’s address of record.
Upon the entry of the order of Secretary Halsey Beshears, the license is suspended, effective immediately, until further administrative proceedings seeking formal discipline of the license may be instituted pursuant to chapter 120, Florida Statutes.
This emergency license action is based on a finding that immediate danger to public health, safety, or welfare requires suspension of the license to avoid future harm. The attached agency order, as filed on June 22, 2020, provides additional information regarding the circumstances and findings prompting the emergency suspension of License Number BEV500349.
For more information see the attached suspension order.
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation licenses and regulates more than one million businesses and professionals in the State of Florida, including accountants, architects and interior designers, asbestos consultants, athlete agents, auctioneers, barbers, building code administrators and inspectors, community association managers, construction contractors, cosmetologists, electrical contractors, employee leasing companies, geologists, home inspectors, landscape architects, mold assessors and remediators, pilot commissioners, real estate appraisers and brokers, and veterinarians, as well as businesses dealing in alcoholic beverages, tobacco, food service, public lodging, pari-mutuel wagering, and condominiums, timeshares, and other cooperative residential arrangements. The Department’s mission is to license efficiently and regulate fairly. For more information, please visit www.myfloridalicense.com.
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