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Norwalk Police Bust Liquor Stores, Bars In Underage Drinking Crackdown

Norwalk Police cracked down on city liquor stores and bars to prevent underage drinking.
Norwalk Police cracked down on city liquor stores and bars to prevent underage drinking. Photo Credit: Norwalk Police Department via Facebook

NORWALK, Conn. - A citywide compliance check cracked down on liquor stores and bars that were caught selling alcohol to minors Friday, according to Norwalk Police.

The police department's Special Services Division randomly checked 18 stores using individuals that were under the age of 21, Public Information Officer Lt. Terry Blake said in a Facebook post.

The four locations that sold alcohol to minors were:

  • South Main Street Grocery and Deli, 58 South Main St.
  • Rival and Friends Liquor Store, 36 Van Zant St.
  • Spring Hill Liquor, 1 Spring Hill Ave.
  • 99 Bottles Liquor, 99 New Canaan Ave.

The stores were given citations for violating the sale of alcohol to a minor statute and referred to the State of Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection Liquor Control Division, Blake said.

Police found the following establishments to be in compliance:

  • World of Beverages
  • Country Convenience
  • New Canaan Avenue Liquor
  • Wall Street Wine and Spirits
  • Liquor Center
  • Woodward Avenue Liquor
  • El Mercadito Grocery
  • Caribbean Grocery
  • Warehouse Wine and Spirits
  • Old Post Spirits
  • Norwalk Wine and Spirits
  • Al’s Warehouse
  • Soundview Deli and Grocery
  • Deli and Grocery Extravaganza.

In the evening, police from the Special Services Division and Connecticut Liquor Control Commission investigators conducted liquor compliance checks at several local bars, according to Blake.

Ten locations were checked however only one was found to be in violation, he said.

The State Liquor commission found administrative violations at El Tenampa Mexican Grill Inc. at 8 Commerce St., according to police.

The following were found to be in compliance:

  • Sabor Hondureno
  • MKT
  • Casa Blanca
  • Bond Grill
  • Tucker’s Café
  • Hill Top Pub
  • Harlan Publick
  • Johnny Utah’s
  • Dry Dock Bar and Grill.
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