OLCC pulls Along Came Trudy's alcohol license for violating COVID-19 rules

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Along Came Trudy
Along Came Trudy

The Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission has canceled the alcohol license of Along Came Trudy. The commission voted Thursday to accept an Administrative Law Judge’s decision to cancel the license.

When the pandemic and its accompanying restrictions began to hit Oregon, the Springfield restaurant kept its doors open for indoor dining in defiance of orders from Gov. Kate Brown and the Oregon Health Authority.

Reporting from 2020:Along Came Trudy defies Oregon governor orders prohibiting indoor dining

The cancellation is for violating liquor service rules "while acknowledging that the underlying issues of the case were political arguments that would need to be sorted out by the courts," a news release from OLLC said.

After deliberation, OLCC commissioners agreed with the findings of an Oregon Administrative Law Judge that the restaurant stayed open for inside dining despite the Governor's Executive Order that limited that activity in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Last year, the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined the restaurant thousands of dollars for violating restrictions meant to protect people from the coronavirus.

Owner Trudy Logan was not immediately available to comment.

Contact reporter Tatiana Parafiniuk-Talesnick at Tatiana@registerguard.com or 541-521-7512. Follow her on Twitter @TatianaSophiaPT.

This article originally appeared on Register-Guard: Along Comes Trudy loses liquor license after defying COVID rules