Seven Westport stores cited for selling liquor to minors
Seven liquor retailers in Westport were cited in a Saturday sting operation for failing to comply with state regulations barring the sale of alcohol to customers younger than 21.
Local police, in conjunction with the state's Liquor Control Commission, staged an undercover sting to check compliance at 15 local liquor sellers -- bars and restaurants were not included -- using underage youths trained by the Governor's Prevention Partnership Coalition to Stop Underage Drinking.
The seven outlets that failed to comply with the law on underage drinking, according to police, were all charged administratively by the Liquor Control Commission with sale of alcohol to a minor. The cases will be handled by the commission.
The sellers cited in the sting include:
"¢ Whole Foods, 399 Post Road West, also charged with failure to have a permit recorded.
"¢ Trader Joe's, 400 Post Road East.
"¢ Fresh Market, 605 Post Road East, also charged with failure to have a permit recorded.
"¢ Saugatuck Wine and Spirits, 9 Bridge Square, also charged with failure to have a permit recorded.
"¢ Black Bear Wines and Spirits, 221 Post Road West, also charged with failure to have a permit recorded.
"¢ Country Liquors, 84 Newtown Turnpike, also charged with failure to have a permit recorded.
"¢ Parkway Liquors, 339 Main St.
Those liquor retailers found to be in compliance with the law were: Super Stop & Shop, 1790 Post Road East; Purple Feet Liquors, 1088 Post Road East; Greens Farms Spirit Shop, 1250 Post Road East; International Wine and Spirits, 732 Post Road East; Castle Wines and Spirits, 1439 Post Road East; Dan's Liquor, 607 Post Road East; Bottles Liquor, 1753 Post Road East, and Liquor Locker, 68 Main St.