Compliance checks: 11 businesses sold alcohol to a minor May 9

May 14, 2008

TACOMA – Liquor Control Board southwest region enforcement and Tacoma Police officers conducted 39 liquor compliance checks on Friday, May 9, in a joint operation; 11 businesses (28 percent) sold liquor to a minor.

The Washington State Liquor Control Board and local authorities regularly conduct compliance checks of area businesses licensed who 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 9

Connie's Brickhouse 1213 56th St S
Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que 1905 S 72nd St
Happy Days Market 4601 Pacific Ave
Nite & Day Deli 5516 Portland Ave
Pacific Grocery & Deli 6329 Pacific Ave
Latitude 84 8401 S Hosmer
Saar's Market Place 1015 N Pearl St
Pearl Deli & Grocery 3701 N Pearl St
Four Queens Gas Mart 4602 N Pearl St
Pantages Centre 901 Broadway Plaza
Neighborhood Market 3002 6th Ave

Businesses who did not sell to a minor on May 9

7 Eleven 9450 Pacific Ave
72nd Chevron 1772 S 72nd St
Apex Grocery & Gas 1730 S 72nd St
Black Stone Mini Market 8247 Pacific Ave S
Exxon Food Mart 8424 Pacific Ave
Fred Meyer #385 7250 Pacific Ave
Mountain Tavern 5520 Pacific Ave
Oscar's On Hosmer 8726 S Hosmer
P&J Deli Mart 3535 Portland Ave
Pee Wee Tavern 7052 Pacific Ave
Smoke & Beer Plus 7044 Pacific Ave Ste B
Smoke & Gifts 9027 Pacific Ave S #3
Smoke & Mini Mart 9618 Pacific Ave Ste 1
Spud's Pizza Parlor And Trophy Room 7025 Pacific Ave
72nd Deli Market 716 72nd St S
Park Avenue Foods 7214 Park Ave
State Liquor Store # 161 3840 Pacific Ave Ste 102
Town Center Food 1000 Town Center Ste 160
Ez Mart 1765 S Jackson St
Tacoma Boys 5602 6th Ave
Rite Aid #5269 1912 N Pearl St
Circle K/76 2602 N Pearl St
Shaffer's Automotive 5043 N Pearl St
6th Avenue Hob Nob 716 6th Ave
Shell Food Mart 801 Division Ave
MSM 1219 Division Ave
O'Malley's Irish Pub 2403 6th Ave
Can 100 S 9th St




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