B.E.D., rath and beyond

by Walter Pierce

Jefferson Street club loses booze license for six months, fined $5K, because pot!

Mary Jane Goodsmoke won’t be dancing at 209 Jefferson St. — at least for six months. The state office of Alcohol & Tobacco Control in Baton Rouge has levied a $5,000 fine and suspended the alcohol permit held by Southland Entertainment Inc., which has been doing business at the seedy end of Jefferson as B.E.D. Niteclub & Lounge, after the club was repeatedly (allegedly) busted for allowing customers to smoke marijuana.

According to a press release from the office of Alcohol & Tobacco Control Commissioner Troy Hebert, a hearing was held Sept. 14 following a third pot citation against B.E.D. The club previously had entered into a consent agreement with ATC, promising to take special precautions to prevent its customers from getting stoned.

“This type of illegal drug activity will not be allowed in places that my office permits,” Hebert notes in the press release, stating the obvious.