From staff reports
On Saturday, March 2 the Winston County Sheriff’s Department’s,
Alcohol Beverage Control agency supported by Mississippi Bureau of
Investigation and Louisville Police Department closed the Reality
Lounge at Old Stockyard Road and made two arrests.
According Sheriff Jason Pugh at the recent Board of Supervisors
meeting, the Reality Lounge was closed since they did not have a
county permit to sell beer and two persons were charged with
Possession of alcohol beverage with intent to sell without a permit.
The Lounge did have a state permit but had not filed for a county
permit, which is required.
The Winston County Board of Supervisors removed the Reality Lounge’s
business license to operate in the county until the owner could
provide all the necessary documents to request a beer permit and
business license. To gain a county beer license, the business
property must be valued at $50,000, have 75 percent food sales and
have liability insurance.
Sheriff Pugh noted that his office will continue to monitor
businesses that sell alcoholic beverages to insure that these
businesses operate within the laws of this state and the ordinances
of Winston County.
The club had been shut down previously in October 2012 for not having
a proper business license. The club had gained a business service
license after October but had not applied for or gained a beer license.