Gipson's Bar and Grill permanently closed at 5 p.m. Monday in anticipation of the City of Douglasville revoking the restaurant's alcohol retail sales license. Owners of Gibson's preempted a public hearing on the matter, scheduled for Monday evening's City Council meeting, by writing a letter (attached) to the Mayor and City Council voluntarily surrendering their alcohol retail sales license. The letter also notified the Council of the bar's closing.
Chief Assistant City Attorney Suzan Littlefield addressed the City Council (video attached) during Monday's meeting, stating that if a public hearing had been held, the City would have presented evidence that Gipson's offered lap dances for customers without an adult entertainment license. The bar was also accused of selling alcoholic beverages to minors on three occasions and failed to pay pouring tax fees and make monthly sales reports.