DALLAS The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is joining the fight to revoke the liquor permit of Far West, a Lakewood-area night club.
Far West has been a source of frustration for some of its neighbors. Fifteen neighborhood associations were joined by two Dallas City Council members in filing a protest against the club last November.
Dolores Wolfe represents the neighborhood associations and also lives near Far West. Frankly, they have been a bad neighbor, she said. In addition to the community seeking the license revocation, TABC is now front row seeking the revocation themselves.
According to a letter sent to the owners of the club, legal and field investigations determined that TABC must also protest the [liquor] application.
Those behind the club's protest have collected dozens of complaints against the club and police reports at the location. In Wolfe's view, the club is a nuisance.
The goal is to see Far West far gone, she said.
The owner of Far West, Alfredo Hinojosa, told News 8 in a previous report that he has tried to be a good neighbor.
When we spoke to him by phone on Sunday night, he said the club has addressed all complaints and new requirements issued by Dallas police and Dallas Fire-Rescue. He added that the last six months have been problem-free.
The case will now be considered by the State Office of Administrative Hearings in Dallas, where a judge will decide the fate of the club's liquor permits. A date for the hearing has not been set, but both sides told News 8 they are looking forward to their day in court.