Liquor License Held by Chuck E. Cheese’s in Amherst Under Scrutiny

June 14, 2018
Chuck E. Cheese's on Harlem Road in Amherst, pictured in April 2014. (Sharon Cantillon/News file photo)
Chuck E. Cheese’s on Harlem Road in Amherst.

The state Liquor Authority has launched an investigation into the latest outbreaks of violence at the Chuck E. Cheese’s in Amherst as a member of the state Assembly wants to bar the sale of alcohol there.

Assemblyman Raymond Walter has joined Amherst Supervisor Brian J. Kulpa in asking the authority to revoke the venue’s license to sell beer and wine.

“A liquor license is a privilege,” said Walter, an Amherst Republican whose district includes the Chuck E. Cheese’s on Harlem Road.

The authority is looking into Saturday’s fight between two employees, other previous violent encounters and the high volume of police calls to the venue, said William Crowley, a spokesman for the agency. Authority officials also have requested a meeting with executives from CEC Entertainment, which operates Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurants here and across the country.
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