Five Berlin retailers cited for selling booze to minor

Published on Tuesday, 10 July 2018 20:08
Written by Charles Paullin


BERLIN - Five of the seven businesses targeted for a compliance check on July 3 sold alcohol to a minor, police said.

Issued misdemeanor summonses were: One Stop Store, 164 New Britain Road; Plaza Liquors, 863 Beckley Road; Berlin Convenience & Deli, 831 Mill St.; Turnpike Wine, 1943 Berlin Turnpike; and Wine Merchants, 717 Berlin Turnpike.

All were found in violation of Connecticut General Statute 30-86(b)(1), which prohibits sale or deliver of alcohol to a minor.

“We’d like to recognize Super Stop & Shop at 1135 Farmington Avenue and Top Shelf Liquors at 300 New Britain Road for complying with the law and (which) declined to sell alcohol to an underage person,” said Deputy Chief Chris Ciuci in the release.

“The Berlin Police Department will continue to conduct these compliance checks and if anyone has information concerning Berlin businesses selling alcohol to underage persons, you can contact us at 860-828-7080 or via the crime tip line on our website,, or the direct link;page=1;id=5,” Ciuci added.

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Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin on Tuesday, 10 July 2018 20:08. Updated: Tuesday, 10 July 2018 20:10.