Department of Consumer Protection Releases Results of Liquor Compliance Checks in West Hartford
HARTFORD, February 23 – The Department of Consumer Protection is releasing today the results of an undercover compliance operation it conducted over the weekend in West Hartford.
On Saturday, February 18, agents from the Department’s Liquor Control Division and officers from the West Hartford Police Department conducted undercover compliance checks of all 30 package stores and grocery stores licensed to sell beer in West Hartford. Volunteer minors who had been trained by the Governor's Prevention Partnership assisted in the operation by entering each store and attempting to purchase beer or liquor.
“Of the 30 stores tested, 23 stores passed and seven allegedly failed by selling alcoholic liquor to one of the volunteer minors,” Commissioner William M. Rubenstein said.
The seven stores which allegedly failed and face possible administrative action are:
Sam's Food Store, 1149 New Britain Avenue
465 New Park Avenue, 465 New Park Avenue
Connecticut Liquor Outlet, 117 Prospect Street
Warehouse Liquors, 557 New Park Avenue
Delicacy Market, 774 Farmington Avenue
Harvey's Spirits, 2542 Albany Avenue
Park View Wines, 227-229 Park Road
Commissioner William M. Rubenstein thanked the West Hartford Police Department for their assistance on the local compliance operation.
The businesses that allegedly sold to a minor will be brought before the Liquor Control Commission for an administrative hearing, at which time they will have an opportunity to address the charges.