Richard Blau Quoted in the Tampa Bay Times Article “Tampa’s Pegasus Lounge has Liquor License Suspended for Violating Coronavirus Order”

Tampa, Fla. – August 11, 2020 – Attorney Richard M. Blau, shareholder and chair of GrayRobinson’s alcohol beverage law, food law and cannabis industry law groups, was quoted in the Tampa Bay Times article “Tampa’s Pegasus Lounge has Liquor License Suspended for Violating Coronavirus Order.” The article reveals that state regulators have suspended the alcoholic beverage license for Tampa’s Pegasus Lounge after authorities say the nightclub violated Florida’s coronavirus closure order. Mr. Blau weighed in on the event, stating that losing a liquor license was a “serious matter,” for business owners. “Liquor licenses are not a right, they are a privilege and the state has great discretion in deciding who gets one,” Mr. Blau said. Read the full article here.