Two downtown Kissimmee restaurant owners were arrested Thursday for operating a bar without a state alcohol license.
David Morales, 53, and his brother, John Morales, 55, were arrested at Hatfield’s Bar and Grill at 30 Broadway in Kissimmee Thursday night after a bottle of Bud Light beer was served to an undercover state agent from the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco. According to the arrest affidavit, Hatfield’s was not licensed to sell any alcoholic beverages because its license is revoked.
Hatfield’s was cited for a non-specific enforcement stipulation by the arresting agency May 29 last year. On Dec. 6, enforcement issued a civil penalty before revoking the alcohol license at Hatfield’s, according to state records.
Hatfield’s alcohol license status is still listed as revoked.
Bond was set at $250 for both John and David Morales. Both brothers had bonded out of the Osceola County Jail by 3 p.m. Friday.
The two men are still awaiting a court date.
Hatfield’s will remain open for food consumption only and operate normal business hours until the legal matter is resolved at the state level, according to a restaurant employee.
Hatfield’s was issued their alcohol license from the state in 2015.