Pop’s Eatery Owner Voluntarily Surrenders Liquor License

4/19/17 – There will be no liquor license revocation hearing for a Beaver Dam bar that law enforcement says repeatedly violated city ordinance. The city council adopted a demerit point ordinance in 2009 to better manage drinking establishments that break the law. Taverns that accumulate 200 points in a rolling 18-month period could have their license suspended or revoked. On February 18th, police say there were numerous arrests and citations issued at Pop’s for weapons, underage drinking, drugs and fighting both inside and outside the establishment. Police Chief John Kreuziger assessed 300 points, which was in addition to 75 points assessed following a similarly turbulent private party on Christmas Eve. In that case, the business was given points for failing to control the conduct of patrons in the parking lot outside after numerous fights were reported. With 375 accumulated points being assessed against Pop’s, Chief Kreuziger was recommending that the business’s liquor license be permanently revoked. Pop’s owner Musa Hajdini told us at the time that he was not aware of the February incident and said does not even allow underage patrons inside with a parent or guardian. Now, Kreuziger tells us that Hajdini voluntarily surrendered his license to the city attorney on Monday. Pop’s Eatery has a for sale sign out front. Kreuziger says that future owners would have to re-apply for a liquor license.