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06/21/2011

Department Releases Results of Weekend Liquor Compliance Checks in Milford

 

HARTFORD, June 21 – Two volunteer minors (both age 19) provided by the Governor's Prevention Partnership assisted the Department of Consumer Protection and Milford Police officers last weekend with compliance checks in town.

Of the 29 stores tested, 15 stores allegedly failed by selling alcoholic liquor to one of the youths.  Those stores which allegedly failed are identified as:

  • Colony News and Lotto, 400 Boston Post Road
  • Shoprite of Milford, 157 Cherry Street
  • Food Fare Deli and Market, 1064 East Broadway
  • TJ Package Store, 43 River Street
  • Liquor Connection, 930 Boston Post Road
  • Woodmont Package Store, 1548 New Haven Avenue
  • Costco Wholesale, 1718 Boston Post Road
  • Fairway Liquor Mart, 597-601 Bridgeport Avenue
  • Wines and More, 232 Boston Post Road
  • Milford Wines and Spirits, 148 Welch's Point Road
  • Village Wine Shoppe, 324 Naugatuck Avenue
  • Jolly Jug Package Store, 38 Naugatuck Avenue
  • Total Wine and Spirits, 175 Cherry Street
  • Pond Haven Wine and Spirits, 563 New Haven Avenue
  • Loading Dock Wine and Spirits, 1469-B Boston Post Road

“Compliance checks help us to identify businesses that are selling to minors, and we routinely conduct random checks in towns across the state,” Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. Rubenstein said. “Our objective is to find stores that knowingly or unknowingly sell alcohol to minors and bring them into compliance with state law.” However, he added, compliance checks are not intended to hurt local businesses.

“We do not try to trick or entice establishments to sell alcoholic beverages to youth,” Rubenstein said. “If asked for proof of age before making a liquor purchase, the volunteer youth will hand over his or her actual photo I.D.”


The stores have been charged with selling alcohol to a minor and will be brought before the Liquor Control Commission for an administrative hearing, at which time they will have an opportunity to address the charges.

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