Farewell drag show marks closing of embattled Columbia County tapas bar

Jodie and Dennis Minniear moved to the Indianapolis area five years ago, but didn’t think twice about coming back to support their friend Renee Hajek on the closing day of her embattled Columbia County business, Stay Social Tap and Table.

The restaurant featuring self-serve beer taps and stacks of board games is closing after the county revoked the establishment’s alcohol license. County leaders concluded earlier this year that Stay Social didn’t obey a local ordinance requiring that an “eating establishment” serving by-the-drink alcohol must derive at least 50% of its “gross annual sales” from food.

Several supporters of the business have alleged the license revocation was a reaction to Stay Social playing host to shows featuring drag queens over the summer.

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