This Item is a Press Release from the Department of Consumer Protection Division of Liquor Control.
On Saturday, October 15, the Department of Consumer Protection’s Division of Liquor Control and the partnered with two youth volunteers trained and provided by the Governor’s Prevention Partnership to conduct an undercover liquor compliance operation in town. Of those visited, Branford Wine and Spirits at 384 East Main St., Carons Corner at 147 Montowese St., and The Crooked Shillelagh Pub at 576 Main St., were cited for selling alcoholic liquor to one of the minors, ages 16 and 17.
Twenty-eight businesses were checked for compliance with the State’s liquor law. Twenty-five of these passed.
The three stores that are alleged to have failed may face administrative action before the Liquor Control Commission. They are:
- Branford Wine and Spirits, 384 East Main Street
- , 147 Montowese Street
- , 576 Main Street
If an allegation of sale to a minor is found to be true, each of the stores may be called to appear before the Liquor Control Commission at an administrative hearing to address the charges, and could face administrative penalties.
“I commend the 25 permittees who passed this check, and I thank the Branford police for continuing to assist us in our efforts,” Consumer Protection ommissioner William M. Rubenstein said today. “Permittees are expected to take care not to sell alcohol to minors. Reducing youth access to alcohol can help to prevent needless tragedies.”