Welch restaurant

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Welch restaurant - Restaurant Still Open, Police Say An Alton...
Restaurant Still Open, Police Say An Alton restaurant owner, arrested for operating without a license Saturday, was still in business Monday night, a police check disclosed. Gayle G. Welch, 28, of Worden, continued to operate the Coney Island Restaurant at 1322 E. Broadway, despite city orders to close. Police making periodic checks of the establishment reported that it stayed open throughout the night. A'I one point, a number of youths were milling about a pinball machine and one youth was drinking soda in a booth, police said. ight days after receiving the e'tter, the city could file condemnation proceedings. No legal action was taken t'ol- owing the eight days and Mayor Wiseman waited for Ault' •eturn to his office. Meanwhile, Mayor Wiseman today said that he had been old that an Alton real estate man was making an appraisa of the property for Ault. "It's up to them to make the next move now," Wiseman said. On Friday, police delivered a letter to Welch from city officials ordering him to close his place. When Welch did not comply, ie was arrested Saturday on the "operating without a license" charge. Welch was la- er released on a $25 cash bond. Welch had made application for a city license April 4 but License Inspector James G. Bailey in a routine inspection found a number of health violations. Bailey listed among the defects: "Toilet facilities, construction of utensils and equipment, cleaning and bacterial treatment of utensils, refrigeration and general regulations." A second inspection by Bailey May 18 disclosed that some violations, according to Bailey, still existed. Monday night, police warned Welch that he was in violation of the law and that charges would be forthcoming. Alton police Chief John Heafner said that each day they find the restaurant open the owner will be arrested and face an additional penalty for operating without a city license. Welch's case in Alton magistrate court has been continued to July 14.

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 11 Jul 1967, Tue,
  3. Page 2

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