Liquor License Revoked at Rock B Tavern

Published 04/09 2014 04:28PM

Updated 04/09 2014 05:25PM

The Rock B Tavern on Binghamton's Southside has lost its liquor license.

The New York State Liquor Authority revoked the Conklin Avenue establishment's right to serve alcohol for two years after seeing its severely troubled past.

The license holder is Dominick DeLaura, who also owns the building.

It's possible that another person could buy the business and apply for a license, but it will be more difficult to get one because of the past problems.

Binghamton Mayor Rich David says numerous people worked on shining a light on the business.

"I think it's a very positive development, particularly for that neighborhood on the southside. It, for a long period of time, has been a source of problems with neighborhood disturbances, criminal activity, shootings and even a murder. So, the city cannot tolerate those kinds of activities in our community," said David.

City councilman John Matzo, who represents the area, is glad the license has been revoked.

"It has made the neighborhood more relaxed, more at ease. Now they know the crime and other instances that have been going on down there and in the area have stopped and they have completely stopped since this has happened," said Matzo.

Drug paraphernalia was often found outside the bar. In some cases, bar patrons would actually wander onto porches nearby, which caused residents to fear for their safety.

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