Sheriff David Davis personally served suspension letters for the alcohol license of two downtown lounges. These letters were served on August 22, 2023, suspending all sales of alcoholic beverages at “Hoops Bar & Lounge, located at 477 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., and Recess Bar & Lounge located at 469 Martin Luther King Blvd.

This decision was made considering the recent event that occurred on August 20, 2023, and past events that occurred at or surrounding the locations. Based on the information available to date about this incident, it has been determined that the occurrence of these incidents “create a particular and severe risk of injury or death to any person or to any member of the public at large,” pursuant to Section 4-402(e) of the Macon-Bibb County Code of Ordinances. 

For this reason, all alcohol licenses of these businesses are hereby revoked immediately and temporarily, for a period not to exceed 90 days. This matter is being referred to Macon-Bibb County Commission for their final determination of the status of the licenses.