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Results of Martin’s Alcohol Beverage Control Board Meeting

February 20th, 2013 - By Steve James

Several Martin area business received fines and had their liquor licenses suspended at the Alcohol Beverage Control Board meeting last night.

Last month, the Martin Police conducted an undercover compliance operation that sent a minor into businesses to try and buy alcohol.

Six business were cited for the sales and they were: Tobacco Barn, Smoke and Suds, The 22 Club, Pockets, Los Portales and La Cabana.

In the case of Los Portales, the board looked at the business’ prior history of infractions of underage sales. Prior to last month’s incident, the restaurant was cited three other times over the past few years including once in January of 2012 and it was the same server.

The board decided to suspend the establishment’s liquor license for 30 days and impose a $500 dollar civil penalty.

The same penalty was given to Smoke and Suds because they too failed a compliance check in 2012 and the same cashier was involved both times. Both businesses’ suspension begins today and have until noon to physically turn their licenses into officials at Martin City Hall.

Tobacco Barn received a $500 dollar civil penalty and were placed on a six months probationary period. The three remaining businesses, Pockets Convenience Store, The 22 Club and La Cabana all received a 100 dollar civil penalty and were placed on a six month probationary period.

City officials said they will conduct another undercover sting operation within the next six months on all Martin area businesses that sell beer or alcohol and any business that was cited last night, has the opportunity to appeal the decision made by the board.