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Store ‘wants to be a partner’

Post by News Tribune Staff on Nov. 1, 2007 at 4:55 pm with No Comments »
November 1, 2007 4:55 pm

I’ve received plenty of good responses about the McKinley Hill story in today’s newspaper. A few people have called to complain about the convenience store at 34th Street and Pacific Avenue; they say the store’s sale of fortified alcoholic beverages still attract an undesirable crowd. (They’re one of the only stores — if not the only store — that still sells them.)

Kathy McAlpine, the Sector Four commander for TPD, says the store owners are already working with police to make things better. They’ve fenced off part of their property that was a hangout for drug dealers and prostitutes, and they’re going to enforce a 100-percent ID check.

And the issue with the high-powered drinks should go away.

“They want to be a partner,” she said. “They don’t want to voluntarily remove the high-octane alcohol yet. But within a few months, they’re in the (Alcohol Impact Area) and they’ll have to remove it from their shelves anyway.”

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