City’s liquor license case against Schmiggity’s proceeds |

City’s liquor license case against Schmiggity’s proceeds

A large mat welcomes visitors to the Steamboat Springs Police Department headquarters on Yampa Street downtown.
John F. Russell

— The owners of a downtown Steamboat Springs nightclub will learn sometime next month what penalties they will face for having two liquor license violations in the spring.

At a very short hearing on Thursday in front of the city’s liquor license compliance division, it was determined there was probable cause that the violations did occur at Schmiggity’s.

Any penalties will be handed down at a future hearing in July.

Schmiggity’s could face a suspension of its license for as many as 15 days or have to pay fines.

Assistant City Attorney Jennifer Bock said she could not comment when asked if the city could disclose what penalties it will recommend because of the violations.

Steamboat Springs Police Department officers witnessed Schmiggity’s patrons being served alcohol after 2 a.m. in March, and patrons drinking outside of the establishment in April.

Owners Kim Haggarty and Pat Waters on Thursday admitted to the violations at the hearing and said they had done a lot since the violations occurred to ensure they don’t happen again.

The last time a local business was summoned to appear in front of the city’s liquor license compliance division was in January 2013.

James Moylan, the city’s liquor authority hearing officer, on Tuesday congratulated the community for not having violations that warranted a hearing for more than three years.

To reach Scott Franz, call 970-871-4210, email or follow him on Twitter @ScottFranz10

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