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11 Tacoma business sold alcohol to minors

Post by News Tribune Staff on Oct. 31, 2008 at 3:09 pm with No Comments »
October 31, 2008 3:09 pm

Here’s the press release from the state Liquor Control Board. The list of the business is after the jump.


TACOMA – On October 24, 11 businesses in Tacoma failed liquor compliance checks conducted as part of a joint enforcement effort by the Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) and the Tacoma Police Department. Officers checked 46 businesses during the operation.


The 11 businesses were cited for selling alcohol to investigative aides working with police and liquor enforcement officers.


The WSLCB and local authorities regularly conduct compliance checks of area businesses licensed to sell alcohol. These businesses include spirits, beer and wine restaurants, grocery stores, 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.

Tacoma businesses who sold to a minor on October 24:


Rose Café, 8611 S. Hosmer St., Ste. A-1

Olympic Grocery, 6601 S Tacoma Way

Union Corner Grocery, 4501 S Union Ave.

Hong Kong Supermarket, 3816 S Yakima Ave

Golden West Restaurant and Lounge, 5228 S. Tacoma Way

Dawson’s Again, 5443 S. Tacoma Way

Station 56, 5602 S. Washington St.

Woody’s Wharf, 1713 Dock St E

The Vault Bar and Grill, 1025 Pacific Ave.

Simply Ravenous, 785 Broadway

Chalet Bowl and 26th St. Café, 3806 N. 26th St.


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