Troubled Saratoga Springs bar has liquor license suspended

The New York State Liquor Authority has suspended the liquor license for Gaffney’s Bar & Restaurant in Saratoga Springs.

The decision says "effective immediately, no alcohol may be sold or consumed on the premises" at Gaffney’s on Caroline Street.

The report from the SLA cites the violence attached to Gaffney’s, including a stabbing this past weekend.

In a statement released on Tuesday, Gaffney’s says:

"We are reviewing the ruling and will have more to say in response tomorrow."

The news comes one day after the bar was ordered shut down by City Hall for now, when two checks bounced – one for fire inspection and one for the bar’s eating, drinking and cabaret license. However, the mayor says those have now been paid.

NewsChannel 13 has tried reaching out to Gaffney’s for comment. We’re still waiting to hear back.

However, we spoke to about a dozen bar owners in the area right near Gaffney’s. All said they’re relieved to see it shut down. However, none wanted to be the one to speak up about it.

NewsChannel 13 will keep you posted on what happens with Gaffney’s both on-air and online.