Citing the clientele it attracts, the Montreal police department has been able to have the liquor license of a popular downtown restaurant suspended.
Police had targeted the Cavalli restaurant on Peel because it had become a popular spot for various members of the underworld.
They had gone before the Régie des alcools seeking to have the restaurant's liquor licence suspended, but before the hearing got underway Monday the two sides reached a negotiated settlement which will see the restaurant lose its licence for 100 days.
The owners have also agreed to ban a dozen people known to have underworld ties.
Police investigators say Cavalli had become hugely popular among various members of the Italian Mafia, including the late Vito Rizutto, the Hell's Angels and street gangs.