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Open after hours, bar fined & penalized

Updated: March 17, 2013 6:09PM

ELGIN — Acting in its role as the city’s liquor control commission, the city council voted Wednesday to fine a west-side bar $2,000 and won’t allow it to serve booze for the next three Fridays and Saturdays.

The action came as a result of complaints against Mango’s Cafe Y Neveria, 300 S. McLean Blvd., Unit L.

According to information provided by the city’s legal department to the commission, a complaint dated Oct. 25 stated that the business was open past its 2 a.m. closing time and appeared to be operating as a nightclub instead of as having a bar that services a restaurant as required under the terms of its liquor license.

The second complaint was dated Jan. 9 and claimed the establishment had been open past 2 a.m. on two more occasions and that the licensee had not provided a written response to the complaint within 14 days as required by city code.

Councilwoman Anna Moeller said the commission learned at the meeting that the establishment plans to close its doors.

A look at the establishment’s Facebook page shows that Mango’s has been hosting a “Night of the Divas” and other drag shows.

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