Oct 12 2010
In keeping with the City’s policy of non-toleration of nuisance properties, the City of Hammond appeared at the Local Liquor Board hearing in Crown Point and formally demonstrated against the renewal of the Liquor License of the bar known as Our Place, located at 1403 Michigan.
Our Place was the scene of a shooting this past May, where two individuals were shot five times by an unknown gunman. Following this shooting, Hammond Police and State Excise visited the bar and during this visit, illegal drugs were located on the premises. Based upon the evidence of illegal activity, the Lake County Liquor Board voted to deny the renewal of Our Place’s Liquor License. This recommendation is subject to approval or denial by the Indiana ATC in Indianapolis, who has the right to make the final determination. Recently LaRosas and Copper Penny received one year, rather than two year, license renewals from the Lake County Liquor Board based upon complaints of violations occurring on the premises.
Hammond will continue to work hard to improve the quality of life for all its residents.