Liquor department disciplines Essex bar and owner

The Backstage Pub and Restaurant will lose its liquor license for three days next month and must pay a $350 fine to the Vermont Liquor Control Department due to an intoxicated patron and the owner drinking on duty, state records show.    The bar’s owner, Vincent Dober, a former Burlington city councilor, also has agreed to submit to a breath test upon request by law enforcement, including liquor control investigators, any time he’s on the premises at 60 Pearl St., according to the settlement agreement for a state investigation. And there may be more trouble for Backstage – and...

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