Sushi restaurant could lose liquor license

Koi Sushi, a restaurant at the corner of State and Gilman Streets, may lose its liquor license after the city learned the restaurant knocked out a wall into an adjacent space to expand its seating area. Apparently, the remodeling was done without permitting and may have affected the building’s structure, according to a story in the Wisconsin State Journal.

Koi Sushi opened in the location in March 2017 and was granted the license last September. The Alcohol License Review Committee is recommending that the city begins a legal process to deny the license for wine and beer, and the City Council will weigh in on the matter next week.

The Alcohol License Review Committee also tightened restrictions on eight downtown bars in an effort to curb alcohol-related incidents. Liquid/Ruby, Wando’s, Blue Velvet Lounge, State Street Brats, Church Key, Roast Public House, The Double U, and The Red Shed will no longer be able to allow patrons to re-enter after 1:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.