12th Avenue bar Alto Rango Liquor gets 60-day suspension | Paterson Times

12th Avenue bar Alto Rango Liquor gets 60-day suspension


The city’s Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board issued a 60-day suspension to Alto Rango Liquor Store Bar and Lounge on 12th Avenue for selling hard liquor after 10 p.m., selling untaxed cigarette, having large crowds outside the establishment, and having drug paraphernalia on premises.

Owner of the business Juanita Sandoval and her attorney Paul Fernandez accepted the suspension for the establishment located at 253 12th Avenue on Wednesday night. The 60-day suspension is based on violations the establishment committed on May 10th 2015.

The business sold packaged hard liquor at 12:53 a.m., at 12:38 a.m., at 12:45 a.m., and again at 1 a.m. Liquor establishments are prohibited from selling packaged hard liquor after 10 p.m., according to state law.

Police also found drug paraphernalia at the establishment relating to hookah, according to city records.

On May 14th, 2015, the business was cited for becoming a nuisance with large crowds loitering, drinking, and blocking sidewalk passage. The members of the unruly crowd were also urinating on walls, according to city records.

The establishment was previously suspended for selling to an underage patron.

The 60-day suspension begins on Monday, February 1st, 2016.

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