12 Tacoma businesses pass undercover checks for overservice

Jan. 26, 2010

OLYMPIA – No overservice violations were found during a Jan. 22 city-wide joint undercover investigation conducted by the Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) and Tacoma Police Department.

Two teams checked 12 Tacoma liquor licensed businesses to determine if any were selling alcohol to apparently intoxicated customers, or allowing apparently intoxicated customers to continue to consume alcohol.

Public safety violations such as overservice are considered the most serious type of violation, because they present a direct threat to public safety.

Administrative Violation Notices
The WSLCB and local law enforcement regularly conduct undercover operations at area businesses licensed to sell alcohol. These businesses include spirits, beer and wine restaurants, taverns, and wine bars.

Liquor enforcement officers are empowered to issue Administrative Violation Notices to businesses that violate state liquor and tobacco laws or regulations. 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. Liquor enforcement officers review the past two years when determining fines or license suspensions.

Tacoma businesses checked Jan. 22:

  • M Street Ale House, 5444 S. M St.
  • Community Pub & Eatery, 1305 56th St. S.
  • 48th St. Pub & Grill, 4629 S. Yakima Ave.
  • BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, 4502 S. Steele St. Suite 1177
  • Golden West Restaurant & Lounge, 5228 S. Tacoma Way
  • Opal Lounge, 5226 S. Tacoma Way
  • 54th Sports Bar, 5415 S. Tacoma Way
  • Latitude 84, 8401 S. Hosmer
  • Imperial Dragon Restaurant, 6805 6th Ave.
  • Masa, 2811 6th Ave.
  • Mix, 635 St. Helens Ave.
  • Club Silverstone, 739 1/2 St. Helens Ave.

Contact: Lisa Reinke, WSLCB Southwest Region Enforcement Captain, 253-471-4582

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