Friday, March 29, 2013
Just two months after shutting down alcohol sales at the restaurant, council members reissued the restaurant's beer and wine licenses.
It all came down to a question of trust. Just two months after shutting down on all liquor sales at Spoon Fusion Cuisine, Apple Valley City Councilors voted 3-2 to allow the troubled business to sell beer and wine—but not hard liquor—on Thursday night. Some councilors, like Tom Goodwin, were willing to give the restaurant another shot. Others, including Clint Hooppaw, said two months wasn't enough time for the restaurant to earn back the city's trust. "We've had too much of a history of short term fixes and short term corrections and promises made, only to have to go back and have another problem pop up," said Hooppaw, referencing the restaurant's rocky relationship with city officials. Restaurant owners Van Ngo and Kav Theng took over the…
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The restaurant, which was the source of numerous police incidents and fire code violations following its opening in 2011, is back on the Apple Valley City Council agenda.
Apple Valley residents haven't seen the last of Spoon Fusion Cuisine, it seems. Citing serious policing problems and fire code violations, the Apple Valley City Council voted 3-2 to deny Spoon's liquor license renewal request in January. During the hearings leading up to that decision, Apple Valley Police Chief Jon Rechtzigel told stories of "riot-like" fights at the business, intoxicated security guards in possession of handguns and known gang members attempting to organize concerts at the business. Despite the repeated policing issues and numerous fire code infractions, the embattled business is back on the council agenda. The Apple Valley council voted last month to set a public hearing on March 28 to consider approval of no less than …
Friday, January 25, 2013
The council denied renewal of Spoon Fusion Cuisine's liquor license after a rash of police calls and fire code violations at the business.
The Apple Valley City Council has clamped down on Spoon Fusion Cuisine, denying renewal of the restaurant's liquor license—a move the Spoon's attorney has said would likely lead to the closure of the business. The council voted 3-2 Thursday evening to deny the license during a public hearing, after a motion to renew the liquor license for one month with probationary conditions failed on a 2-3 vote. Apple Valley City Council member Clint Hooppaw—who voted to deny renewal—called the decision "the hardest thing I've done in two years of being here." For nearly two hours, he and other council members debated how to handle the problematic restaurant, which has racked up eight police calls and 27 fire code violations since opening under new …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Since opening in 2011, Spoon has racked up a lengthy list of serious police and fire infractions, including large fights, an incident with armed bouncers and repeated fire code violations.
Like us on Facebook | Get our newsletter | Follow us on Twitter | Start a blog Should city officials revoke the liquor license of a beleagured Apple Valley restaurant with a litany of serious police and fire infractions? Or do the restaurant owners deserve another chance to clean up their act? That's the question facing a divided Apple Valley City Council tonight. Last month, the council voted 3-2 to renew the liquor license of Spoon Fusion Cuisine for one month until the city and restaurant owners could hammer out a agreement that would address the problems facing the troubled business. That agreement is expected to come before the council today, for approval as part of a renewal of the restaurant's liquor license. In a presentation …
Thursday, September 22, 2011
The Chinese and Vietnamese restaurant's owners hope to attract more customers by adding 40 seats for warm-weather outdoor dining.
Spoon Fusion Cuisine, the Vietnamese and Chinese restaurant that opened in January in Apple Valley, will build a new patio for diners after getting unanimous approval from the Apple Valley City Council on Thursday. Owner Kav Theng said he hopes the patio attracts more business, since business thus has been somewhat slow. "In the summer, people like to sit outside," he said. Spoon will join several other Apple Valley restaurants that offer patios for warm-weather outdoor dining. Thao said he's observed the success of some of those establishments; regardless of whether it attracts more customers, he said he hopes the patio will be an asset to the business. Plans show that Spoon's patio, which will re-pave the asphalt space south of the …
The Apple Valley City Council will look at plans for the patio on Thursday, and also is slated to approve an AFSCME labor agreement.
Vietnamese and Chinese restaurant Spoon Fusion Cuisine is looking to be the next Apple Valley restaurant to add patio dining, according to the Apple Valley City Council agenda for Thursday. The council is scheduled to vote on the site plan for the patio addition at the restaurant, which opened in January in the Granada shopping center, at its 8 p.m. Thursday meeting at the Apple Valley Municipal Center. There also will be a public hearing and vote on a liquor license for the restaurant. The council also is slated to approve the city's 2012 labor agreement with the American Federation of Station, County and Municipal Employees.