FOLSOM, CA - The owners of a new restaurant called the Folsom Tap House have been forced to pour nothing stronger than soda because of a fatal crash that happened months before they opened their doors.
"It's really difficult to run a tap house without any taps," said Gail Back, who opened the restaurant with her husband, Jeff, at the beginning of April.
The Backs paid $20,000 to buy the liquor license and settle a tax lien from the bankrupt owner of a failed sports bar that occupied the space until last year.
The couple said a representative of the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control assured them in February the transfer would go smoothly.
"ABC said about seven to 10 business days we'll get that license issued and you should have no problem," Jeff Back said.