Archive for Thursday, September 20, 2012

Ottawa police allege businesses served alcohol to minors

September 20, 2012


Following repeated complaints about some Ottawa bars, restaurants and liquor stores serving alcohol to minors, the Ottawa Police Department and the Kansas Alcohol Beverage Control conducted an alcohol operation Wednesday at several establishments, according to a news release issued by police Capt. Adam Weingartner.

Citations for serving minors were issued to servers at these Ottawa businesses:

• The Sandbar, 1604 S. Main St.

• Brandy Wine, 1605 S. Main St.

• Blue Sky Liquor, 1410 S. Main St.

• Pizza Time, 208 S. Main St.

“I want these businesses to know that the department takes these complaints seriously and we will continue to conduct spot checks for violations,” Weingartner said in the release.


Steven Gaudreau 5 years, 8 months ago

Wow, that's like 100% of the businesses in Ottowa. I thought only Lawrence Ks had this problem. I wonder what the ABC would find if they raided bars in KCK or Wichita 20x a year like they do in Lawrence?

kernal 5 years, 8 months ago

This sort of thing goes on all over the country. Except maybe Utah not so much.

It's just not local news for us.

trinity 5 years, 8 months ago

Now if the Franklin Co. S/O&the KABC would only do the same at the dump out on the "Hill"-they could issues more citations than they could carry!

flyin_squirrel 5 years, 8 months ago

Lawrence is the only city in Kansas with minors drinking (insert sarcasm). ABC should keep all 7 agents for the state of Kansas in Lawrence every weekend... Oh wait, they already do that...

Steve Jacob 5 years, 8 months ago

No excuse for a liquor store to sell to minors, except maybe fake ID.

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