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Bar owner says he's anxious to re-open

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Gilbert Udoto (center) Gilbert Udoto (center)
"Great, great, great!" is how Udoto described his feelings. "Great, great, great!" is how Udoto described his feelings.
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Gilbert Udoto says he's thankful that a judge sided with him, and ordered the city to re-instate the liquor license for Big Daddy's Lounge on Broadway and East Broad Avenue.

The city suspended his license after numerous police calls were reported at the bar, and the bar was shut for three months.

Udoto sued in Dougherty County Superior Court.

 He said Friday that he's happy to be back in business, and expects to bring back his 10 employees immediately, and be back open next week.

"Great, great, great!" is how Udoto described his feelings.  "I feel like Albany must move on.  We need jobs.  My employees have been out of employment for almost three months.  So I think this is good news."

Udoto will not be able to reopen until the city gives him an alcohol license.  City officials say they must review the judge's ruling in detail, and then decide their next step.

 He says he has no hard feelings for the city for shutting him down, and is anxious for Albany to live up to its "Good Life City" slogan.  He says it's time for everybody to get to work.

 Big Daddy's has been operating for over two decades.

 

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