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February 7, 2010

RIP Spin Ultra Lounge? Given their state ABC record, maybe not

There’s a “Coming Soon” sign in the always attractive sliding glass door of the now former Spin Ultra Lounge on Locust Street.

So, Spin is no more, but that spot, under its most recent name and former titles, has not exactly had the tidiest of records, if you look at that property's disciplinary history with the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

ABC records show that Spin’s owners were slapped with 30-day suspensions twice over the past year, for a variety of liquor license violations--as well as food service violations.

Spin, according to one online review, was said to serve “really great pizza.” Hmm. Maybe that assessment is questionable.

The most recent suspension, which was to end just last month, involved allegations that the establishment served “adulterated” food.

That is, according to ABC guidelines, and the state Health and Safety code, food that “bears or contains any poisonous or deleterious substance that may render it injurious” to human health. Food is further defined as adulterated "if it consists in whole or in part of any diseased, contaminated, filthy, putrid, or decomposed substance.”

Appetizing, huh?

In any event, Spin Ultra Lounge is no more, judging by that sign I recently spotted in the window. No indication from state ABC records whether the new establishment moving in has sought a license to serve alcoholic beverages.

Hint, hint: Maybe some snoops at Walnut Creek Magazine know what’s going to go in that space.

3 comments:

Jojo Potato said...

I've noticed a couple times now that you've cited on line reviews. You do know a lot of those are faked, don't you? If you need to earn a few pennies you can write some too. There are often people soliciting for reviews on mturk.com.

AKA Soccer Mom said...

Hi Jojo,
Yeah, I know you have to take those online reviews, from Yelp or wherever else, with a grain of salt. Just like you have to take anonymous comments on a blog like this for what they are. Just passing by Spin, I never would have pegged it as a place to get great pizza or any other meal.

Anonymous said...

The should also pay their state taxes. I know someone who works for the State Board of Equalization (they collect taxes from businesses) who said they were behind on paying taxes. There are many other restaurants in Walnut Creek alone that are way past due on taxes.