Drinks are on Maistelman and Associates
Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Mel Flanagan issued a Continued Temporary Restraining Order late today, Thursday, January 28th, 2010, ordering the City of Milwaukee to treat the Ladybug Club as if it were a licensed Class “B” Alcohol Beverage retailer.
The move came after the City informed the Ladybug Club’s wholesalers that it would be illegal to sell alcohol beverages to the club, despite the provisions of the Restraining Order permitting the club to remain open pending judicial review of its license. [See earlier Milwaukeeworld posts on the license saga.]
Apparently the City Attorney sought to circumvent the court’s ruling (and arguably its prerogative) by cutting off the liquor supply to the club, located at 618 N. Water St.
The judge was not impressed, ruling the city’s attempts improper, and staying them pending finalization of her judicial review.