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With no liquor license, Karen's Place forced to close

The City of Oberon has shuttered its only bar by not approving its liquor license. Elvis Thumb, owner of Karen’s Place, closed the doors at midnight on January 1, 2021, at which time his 2021 license effectively expired.

After denying the bar’s permit in December, Oberon City Council members postponed their regular monthly meeting from January 3 to January 10, forcing Karen’s Place to close for a...