Editor's, note: On July 4th my husband and I went into one of these liquor stores and no one was checking ID and it was a Zoo. I am sure some were underage. THIS was AFTER they had been cited.
During the last two weeks of June, the Duluth Police Department completed Underage Alcohol Compliance Checks on both on and off-sale establishments. The compliance checks were completed with adults between 18 and 21 years of age. During the operation a total of 88 businesses were checked. Total compliance during the checks was 80.7% . City ordnance citations were issued to 17 employees who sold alcohol to underage persons during the compliance checks. Additionally, the owners/ license holders of the businesses will also be cited criminally and referred to the Alcohol, Tobacco and Gambling Commission for possible civil penalties.
Off-sale establishments compliance was 57.9% or 8 of 19 sold to an underage person.
On sale establishments were 87% compliant with 9 of 69 selling to an underage person.
Businesses where violations occurred included: Lake Aire Bottle Shop, Last Chance Liquor and Wine, Red Star Lounge, Carmody’s, Lake Superior Bottle Shop, Canal Park Liquor, Va Bene, Ace’s on First, Wild West Liquor, Sportsmen’s Liquor, Big Bottle Shop Liquor, Piedmont Bottle Shop, Curly’s, Mitch’s Bar and Grill, Bergey’s Bar, Mexican Maya, and North Pole Bar.