Agents with the Pennsylvania State Police’s Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement division shut down two Monaca bars yesterday, including the Blue Steel which has been the center of recent controversies within the community.
Sources tell the Beaver Countian that law enforcement officials were conducting saturation patrols throughout Beaver County last night, including in New Brighton and Monaca.
Monaca Police and State Troopers, along with State and Beaver County Parole Officers, conducted spot checks of bars in Monaca as part of the operation. Agents reportedly shut down both the Blue Steel and P Dub’s Sports Bar & Grille after discovering their health licenses were expired.
The licenses will have to be reissued by Monaca Borough before the establishments can reopen.
The Blue Steel has come under heavy criticism by some residents of Monaca over recent months due to a series of incidents that originated in and around the club, including a recent beating that was captured on a cellphone video. Monaca Police charged 6 men with felony Aggravated Assault last week in connection with the attack.
Update: While the State shut P Dub’s down last night due to an expired health license, Monaca Borough had apparently made an error and issued them a license with an incorrect expiration date on it. Monaca Borough corrected the error and the bar was reopened tonight.