Monday, March 05, 2007

Local Sting Snags Liquor Violators

On February 24 and March 3, 2007 an investigation was initiated by the Portland Police Department into the sale of liquor to underage persons at various bars, convenience stores and other establishments licensed for the sale of liquor.

Volunteers ranging in age from eighteen to twenty years old visited thirty-five various stores and bars throughout the city and attempted to purchase liquor.

In twenty of the businesses, the underage volunteers were able to purchase liquor without showing any form of identification.

The following establishments were issued summonses for administrative liquor license violations:

Howie’s Pub 501 Washington Avenue
Ernie’s Pool and Darts 815 Forest Avenue
Morrill’s Corner Pub 1171 Forest Avenue
Awful Anni’s Irish Saloon 189 Congress Street
The Snug 225 Congress Street
Three Dollar Dewey’s 241 Commercial Street
Silver House Tavern 123 Commercial Street
Ri Ra Irish Pub 72 Commercial Street
Big Apple 16 Washington Avenue
Big Apple 1585 Forest Avenue
Clippermart 55 Riverside Street
Rite Aid 936 Brighton Avenue
Xtra Mart 865 Brighton Avenue
The Station 272 St John Street
Dyer’s Variety 45 Portland Street
Moran’s Market 1576 Forest Avenue
Global Gas 1569 Forest Avenue
Austin’s Boot and Buckle 188 Warren Avenue
Liquid Blue 440 Fore Street
City Beverage 1 Exchange Street


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