A South Paterson liquor store received a four-day license suspension for selling to an underage patron and for selling alcohol before the legal hour.
Edward’s Liquors received the suspension Wednesday evening following a brief hearing before the city’s Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) board.
The establishment located at 910 Main Street sold alcohol to a 19-year-old patron at about 12:05 a.m. on October 19th, 2014. The same day it also “sold or delivered” hard liquor before the legal hour, according to the board.
The three-person board imposed the lenient punishment after considering the establishment’s clean record.
For 18 years the establishment did not have any infractions, said ABC officials.
“You know it’s just a slap on the hand?” remarked James Briggs, ABC commissioner, to Juan Escobar, the establishment’s manager.
“This is the first time we made a mistake,” said Escobar after the hearing. He said his daughter owns the establishment.
Suspension begins on June 1st, 2015.