Brookhaven has taken another step in forcing the Pink Pony out of business.
The Brookhaven Post is reporting that on Monday night, the city’s Alcohol Board of Appeals sustained a decision from Finance Director Bonnie Kline to deny the club its 2014 alcohol license.
The city says the license was denied because, “The application states Teri Galardi is the license holder. But the Georgia Department of Revenue’s alcohol licensing division advises that neither Teri Galardi nor Dennis Williams [Pink Pony CFO] is the licensee, and the Department was not informed of the passing of Jack Galardi.”
But Pink Pony Attorney Aubrey Villines and CFO Dennis Williams argued the state license is valid and the city denied their application in error. “Galardi, who was the license holder for his business died, in 2012. His daughter, Terri Galardi, trustee for Jack Galardi is the new license holder, although corporate ownership for Pink Pony has not changed.”
Villines also suggested the Pink Pony was not receiving the same treatment any other business in Brookhaven would receive simply because they are engaged in a legal battle with the city.
Next steps for the city and the club could depend on how Brookhaven decides to enforce the Pink Pony’s lack of a city issued alcohol license. The Pink Pony could also appeal to the DeKalb County Superior Court.