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Fargo City Commissioner voted to revoke Africa’s International Restaurant and Nightclub liquor license



Fargo, North Dakota – Commissioners voted four to one for Africa International Restaurant and Nightclub to sell or have its liquor license revoked at a special Fargo City Commission meeting.

Last Monday, the Liquor Control Board voted 4-1 to recommend that the club’s liquor license be further suspended in order for it to make adjustments.

“My understanding was to allow the restaurant to time to get some management in place to help Mrs. Brown learn how to run a nightclub and bar,” said Fargo Liquor Control Board Member Steve Sprague.

The board took the decision due to a lack of progress in the club’s management and a lack of knowledge to assist co-owners in running the business.

“I know everyone on the roster look bad but I’m not a bad one. I’m willing to try. Me, I look ugly but I want you to try me and let’s see what happens,” Africa International Restaurant and Nightclub General Manager Mballu Brown pleaded.

“I truly don’t believe that in 30 days or even 60 you are going to know all the ins and outs and the difficulties with a liquor license business,” said Fargo City Commissioner Arlette Preston.

The general manager and her attorneys appealed with the commission to extend their time and take a chance on their business.

“All my life I haven’t got one record because I try to stay in good standing with the law so I want to take part. I want to be able to do it and show you guys that I can do it. Please don’t take our license away from us. I suffer too much to put money into that license. Please don’t do that!” Mballu Brown cried out.

The club’s attorneys declined to comment on the decision of the commission.