Earlier today, Orange Live ran a press release generated from the Liquor Control Division and sent by the Orange Police Department regarding liquor compliance checks that occurred at 11 Orange businesses on Thursday, Sept. 19.
Two youth volunteers who were trained and provided by the Governor’s Prevention Partnership participated in the undercover operation by entering the premises and attempting to purchase alcoholic beverages from employees of the establishments.
The original press release included the following:
Eleven (11) businesses were tested for compliance. Of these, five (5) failed by allegedly selling alcohol to the youths. The businesses which allegedly failed are:
- Ola, 350 Boston Post Road (2 counts, Sale to Minor)
- Bear and Grille II, 385 Post Road (2 counts, Sale to Minor)
- Corner Pocket, 501 Post Road (2 counts, Sale to Minor)
- Baja’s Restaurant, 63 Boston Post Road (2 counts, Sale to Minor)
- Puerto Vallarta Orange, 377 Boston Post Road (4 counts, Sale to Minor)*
*Following the compliance tests, Orange police officers and liquor agents returned to the Puerto Vallarta restaurant in Orange to contact management as part of the compliance operation follow-up. While there, they observed two additional minors allegedly being served alcoholic beverages by restaurant staff.
What it didn’t include was the names of the six (6) businesses that DID pass the test by asking for and checking IDs and refusing to sell alcohol to the minors.
These businesses are:
• Gabriele Restaurant, 326 Boston Post Road
• On The Border, 220 Indian River Road
• Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road
• Prime 16, 464 Boston Post Road
• TGI Friday’s, 348 Boston Post Road
• Wood-n-Tap, 311 Boston Post Road