(Editor's note: The following story and headline have been edited to correct an earlier version and reflect what Bar IX admitted to as part of its settlement with the Montana Department of Revenue.)

Bar IX in downtown Bozeman has been ordered to close for 10 days and pay the state $5,000 as conditions of a settlement that alleges the establishment and the neighboring Bagels Etc. broke liquor laws multiple times.

Bar IX and Bagels Etc. shared a liquor license before Bagels Etc. permanently closed.

The establishment "permitted alcohol to be provided to a person under 21 years of age" and employed a 16-year-old "and allowed her to sell and serve alcohol," according to a Nov. 18 settlement agreement obtained by the Chronicle.

The Montana Department of Revenue confirmed the settlement.

The state also alleged the license holder for Bar IX and Bagels Etc., Chad Yurashak, had no current alcohol service training.

The minimum age for a bartender, waiter or waitress serving alcohol in Montana is 18.

The bar will be closed from Nov. 24 to Nov. 29 and from Dec. 22 to Dec. 27 to fulfill its 10-day suspension. During that time, the settlement requires the bar to display placards provided by the Montana Department of Revenue.

The $5,000 will be paid back to the Montana Department of Revenue in payments over the course of one year.

Chet Trumbull, the general manager of Bar IX, said many of the allegations in the settlement did not involve Bar IX but were related to Bagels Etc.

Bagels Etc. is permanently closed in Bozeman, but Yurashak is planning on opening a shop in Butte, according to Trumbull.

Trumbull said during the closure the bar plans to do trainings with its employees and “deep clean” the bar.

“Bar IX has been the scapegoat of Bozeman for a long time,” said Trumbull, who took over as general manager roughly five weeks ago. “That’s what I’m looking to change.”

If Bar IX doesn’t comply with all of the terms of the settlement, the Department of Revenue can void the settlement and revoke the bar’s liquor license.

Melissa Loveridge can be reached at mloveridge@dailychronicle.com or at (406) 582-2651.

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