Scoreboard Shut Down

By Haley Burton
By Brandi Bailey

February 1, 2013 Updated Feb 1, 2013 at 6:55 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A bar in downtown Binghamton is stripped of its liquor license as the State Liquor Authority and police shut it down.

The Scoreboard on State Street was shut down Thursday night, according to Binghamton Police Chief Joseph Zikuski.

At the request of the New York State Liquor Authority, members of the Binghamton Police Department joined Liquor Authority investigators at the bar.

The Scoreboard's liquor license was taken and authorities cleared out the bar.

The Liquor Authority order states owner Ty Fish cannot seek another liquor license for two years.

Fish pleaded no contest to 20 charges filed by the State Liquor Authority.

The charges were the result of joint police and liquor authority investigations in April and May of 2012.

They found the bar had served to minors, and that there was lack of supervision or properly licensed security guards.

Fish had sought to pay a $17,000 civil penalty and take a 120-day license suspension to settle the charges.

The State Liquor Authority rejected that offer.