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Authorities find violations at 3 Pittsburgh bars during compliance checks

Brian C. Rittmeyer
| Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, 5:33 a.m.
Photography by Depuhl

Authorities from several agencies claim to have found a variety of violations at three Pittsburgh bars during compliance checks conducted late Thursday into Friday morning.

The state police Bureau of Liquor Enforcement, Pittsburgh's Nuisance Bar Task Force and the Allegheny County District Attorney's office conducted the checks between 10 p.m. Thursday and 1 a.m. Friday, a state police news release said.

Several liquor code, health code, and building and fire code violations were found.

The bars that were checked and their violations:

• Brookline Pub, Brookline — Liquor code, health code and building and fire code violations.

• Local Bar, Southside — Health code and fire and building code violations.

• Hilltoppers, Troy Hill — Liquor code, health code and building and fire code violations.

The investigations are continuing, state police said.

Brian C. Rittmeyer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-226-4701, or via Twitter @BCRittmeyer.

Correction: December 4, 2017

An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that the businesses had been cited for the violations found. Also, while the inspections were in-part conducted by Pittsburgh's Nuisance Bar Task Force, the businesses are not classified as nuisance bars, according to a spokesman with the state police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement.

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