The ABC Commission ratified the offer in compromise for La Residence at their November meeting today.
In the offer, the ABC permits for La Residence will be suspended for 50 days, beginning on Dec. 18. But the restaurant can avoid the final 36 days of the suspension, if they pay a $5,000 fine by Dec. 11.
If the restaurant chooses to pay the penalty, Agnes Stevens, the spokesperson for the ABC Commission, said La Residence will be able to sell alcohol at 7:00 a.m. on Jan. 1.
La Residence previously signed an offer of compromise that was rejected at the October ABC Commission meeting. The previous settlement was for a 50 day suspension or the choice of paying a $5,000 fine. The ABC Commission rejected the offer in favor of a stronger penalty.
La Residence is one of the two Chapel Hill bars where authorities say former UNC student Chandler Kania drank alcohol underage before driving the wrong way down I-85 and hitting another car head-on, killing three people.
The other bar, He's Not Here, will appear in front of Judge Randolph Ward, an administrative law judge, for a hearing during the week of Jan. 25.