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Norwalk Businesses Found Selling Alcohol After Hours

A couple Norwalk businesses were found violating liquor laws during a compliance check this weekend, according to police.
A couple Norwalk businesses were found violating liquor laws during a compliance check this weekend, according to police. Photo Credit: Casey Donahue

NORWALK, Conn. -- City and state officials checked out several Norwalk establishments Friday night to make sure that they were complying with liquor laws and found two that were serving after hours, according to police.

The Norwalk Police Special Services Division, the Norwalk Fire Marshal's Office and the state of Connecticut Liquor Control Division began the compliance operation on Friday and conducted compliance checks at several local establishments. Police said the Special Services Division had received numerous complaints of liquor violations at various establishments throughout the city.

Police said the following establishments were checked and found to be in compliance:

  • Johnny Utah’s, 80 Washington St.
  • Hell or High Water Brewpub, 136 Washington St.
  • Burger Bar and Bistro, 60 North Main St.
  • American Legion, 60 County St.

A check was also conducted at Tropical Grocery, located at 79 Cedar St. Police said investigators found the establishment was selling alcohol after hours, as well as several cartons of untaxed cigarettes.

At 2:15 a.m., the investigators also checked El Mexicano, located at 22 Wall St. Several patrons were still inside consuming alcohol, police said.

State Liquor Control noted the violations and will follow up with the businesses, police said.

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