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Businesses cited for selling alcohol to minors

Five Spokane County businesses got into trouble recently for selling alcohol to minors during compliance checks run by the Washington State Liquor Control Board, the Spokane Police Department and the Spokane Fire Department. One business also was cited for an employee drinking on duty, which is a violation of state liquor laws.

The businesses are Double Dribble, 8108 N. Division St.; Studio K Bar and Grill, 2810 E. 29th Ave., Big Super Store, 18616 E. Appleway Blvd., Casa De Oro, 2820 E. 29th Ave.; and the Blvd. House of Music, 230 W. Riverside Ave. The business cited for having an employee drinking on duty was the Casa De Oro restaurant, 4111 N. Division St.

Compliance checks involve volunteers between the ages of 18 and 20 visiting businesses to see if they are allowed to purchase alcohol. They are instructed to show ID if it is asked for. Businesses can receive fines or temporary license suspensions for selling alcohol to minors, and clerks who sell the alcohol can also receive criminal citations.

Several businesses were visited that did not sell alcohol to the minors. Those passing the compliance check are Lefty’s Steak and Sports, 3525 N. Division St.; Peking North Restaurant, 4120 N. Division St.; Talotti’s 211, 211 N. Division St.; Thumpers, 718 E. Francis Ave.; and Raja Market, 18609 E. Appleway Blvd.