9 Vancouver businesses sold alcohol to minors May 16

May 23, 2008

OLYMPIA – Nine businesses in Vancouver failed liquor compliance checks conducted on Friday, May 16, as part of a joint enforcement effort by the Washington State Liquor Control Board and the Vancouver Police Department.

The organizations checked 25 businesses, and 9 were cited for selling alcohol to investigative aides working with police and liquor enforcement officers. Also, one Vancouver business was cited for an after hour’s violation. Two teams of officers from both organizations conducted the compliance checks.

The Washington State Liquor Control Board and local authorities regularly conduct compliance checks of area businesses licensed to sell alcohol. These businesses include spirits, beer and wine restaurants, large grocery chains, neighborhood markets, taverns, wine bars and sports/entertainment facilities. Compliance checks are proven tools to reduce the sale of alcohol to minors.

Liquor enforcement officers conduct compliance checks assisted by investigative aides. These individuals are from 17 to 20 years old. They must present their true identification if asked by a clerk. However, they may attempt to be evasive if asked their age but not asked for their I.D.

Liquor enforcement officers are empowered to issue Administrative Violation Notices to businesses that fail compliance checks. Fines or temporary license suspensions can be issued depending on the severity of the infraction or the frequency with which a business has been cited. Clerks who sell can also receive a criminal citation.

Businesses who sold to a minor on May 16

Sellberg’s Tavern, 2110 St Johns Rd.
Quick Shop Mini Mart No. 28, 2901 St Johns Blvd.
Dodge City Saloon, 7201 NE 18th St.
Vancouver Arco (AM-PM), 116 NE164th Ave.
Muchas Gracias Restaurant, 1900 NE 162nd Ave. Ste. 106
Baha Fresh Restaurant, 16010 SE Mill Plain
The Spot Bar and Grill, 7225 NE 4th Plain
Shell at Fishers Landing, 16320 SE Cascade Pl. Dr.
Back Alley Sports Bar, 6503 E Mill Plain Blvd.
 

Business that received an after hour’s violation on May 16

Quarter Deck Tavern, 4300 E. 4th Plain
 

Businesses who did not sell alcohol to a minor on May 16

Cactus YA YA, 157 SE Mill Plain
Applebee’s Restaurant, 12717 SE 2nd Circle
Catedral Tapatia Restaurant, 707 SE.164th Ave.
TGI Friday’s #2, 8220 NE Vancouver Plaza Dr.
Auto's Pub, 16209 SE McGillivray Blvd #T
Los Jalapenos Restaurant, 3200 SE 164th Ave. Ste. 219
Village Vendor No. 2, 16313 SE 1st St.
Jim's Food Mart & Gas, 111 NE 164th Ave.
4th Plain Tavern, 13206-8a Fourth Plain Rd.
Tender Green Chinese Kitchen, 12329 NE 4th Plain Rd.
Fa Fa Gourmet, 11712 NE 4th Plain Rd.
Big Al’s, 16615 SE 18th St.
Nile Nite Club, 516 SE Chaklov
B&B Feed & Fuel, 8411 Mill Plain Blvd. E
Lil Q Foods, 8510 E Mill Plain Blvd.
Towne Pump, 3515 4th Plain Blvd. E
 

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