This evening, around 6:40PM, officers from the TABC entered The Office Grill in far North Dallas (Frankford and Tollway) and arrested co-owner Michael Costa. I’m awaiting information on the specific charges of the arrest but his business (Lucky 7 Private Club) has appeared consistently on the TABC credit law delinquent list which is released every two weeks. The most recent was published yesterday. (A detailed explanation of why a business is included on the list is below the jump.)
Costa was handcuffed inside the restaurant and taken to Collin County Jail.
Jump for TABC rules.
UPDATE: I have turned the comments off until I have more details about the situation. Sorry, but thanks.
UPDATE: Comments on.
UPDATE: I’ve been on deadline all day. According to an officer of the Collin County Jail, Michael Costa was arrested for two charges. Both were “an act prohibited during permit suspension.” Since the TABC arrested Costa it looks like Costa’s liquor license was suspended and he continued to sell alcohol. Both charges are misdemeanors and bond for each charge was set at $1,500. Costa bonded out earlier this afternoon. Mug shot below.
The current TABC credit law delinquent list is now available and has an effective date of September 19, 2011 at 12:01 am.
The Delinquent List is published/effective at 12:01 a.m. on the 3rd and
18th of each month. All payments must have been received by the
wholesaler prior to 12:01 a.m. on the 3rd and/or 18th as applicable to
avoid regulatory action. Any orders received for delivery, will call,
salesperson pick-up or hot shot prior to the publication date may be
delivered by the Wholesaler and/or Local Distributor on the day of the
publication. Such orders must be invoiced and billed prior to the
publication time of 12:01 a.m. and must be delivered by 1:00 p.m. on the
If the publication date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or a state or
federal holiday, the publication date shall be the next regular business