Durty Nelly’s loses liquor licence for Christmas

Owner Joe McGuinness specifically prohibited from drinking on site

Durty Nelly’s on Barrington Street loses liquor licence for Christmas. (Press photo)

Students wanting a drink this Christmas shouldn’t bother checking out Durty Nelly’s, which is barred from serving alcohol from Dec. 24-26 for letting minors in last May.

The Nova Scotia Alcohol and Gaming Division published the notice on Nov. 22 which goes a bit further than most: beyond prohibiting alcohol on two days of Durty Nelly’s choice, the owner Joe McGuinness is prohibited from drinking on site for a full year.

McGuinness agreed in a statement of facts to having violated the Liquor Control Act’s provisions on serving drinks to minors.

The Chronicle Herald reported this took place on the early morning of May 11, during the celebration of the Halifax Mooseheads President Cup win.

The liquor ban does not appear to apply to his other business, the recently opened Stubborn Goat Gastropub on Grafton Street.

Durty Nelly’s, which has lost its licence twice in as many years, last lost its licence in August 2012.