ABC Shed Probe Wrapping Up

A state agency investigating the Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheatre for alleged Alcoholic Beverage Conrol violations concluded a two-day hearing March 20th and isn’t expected to announce a decision for several weeks.

Attorneys for Aramark, which owns the shed’s liquor license, and the Virginia ABC were to submit written closing arguments before a decision is made, according to the Virginian-Pilot.

The hearing stems from a complaint more than a year ago about the shed’s parking lot allegedly being used as a meeting place for drug deals and underage drinking. The company is also accused of buying bottles of rum for resale without the required tax stamps on them.

Aramark attorneys reportedly presented witnesses at the hearing that confirmed the venue’s security meets current industry standards.

The hearing will determine if the Live Nation-operated amphitheatre faces a fine, suspension or loss of its liquor license, the paper said.

Concerts on the books through late August include Alan Jackson/Brooks & Dunn, Gwen Stefani, "Honda Civic Tour," "Vans Warped Tour ’07," John Mayer, and Kenny Chesney.