BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A recent sting operation on clerks expected to sell alcohol only to people of legal age found 80 percent of stores in compliance, however that left 16 stores facing charges.
Out of 70 stores in which New York State Liquor Authority officials conducted sting operations with underage actors, 56 declined to sell the underage representative alcohol. Clerks in the other 16 are facing serious charges related to selling alcohol to minors.
Officials say the following stores are not in compliance:
- Spice Bazaar on Sheridan Drive in Amherst
- University Mobil on Sheridan Drive in Amherst
- Robo Self Serve on Main Street in Williamsville
- Williamsville Liquor Store on Main Street in Williamsville
- Passport Wine & Spirits on Main Street in Clarence
- Premium Wine & Spirits on Transit in Williamsville
- Niagara County Produce Inc. on Transit Road in East Amherst
- Price Rite Market on West Delavan Avenue in Buffalo
- Save A Lot on Grant Street in Buffalo
- Family Food Market on Auburn Avenue in Buffalo
- Evergreen Mini Mart on West Ferry Street in Buffalo
- Elmwood Express Minimart on Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo
- Corner Stop on Massachusetts Avenue in Buffalo
- Mini Max Market on Massachusetts Avenue in Buffalo
- Hampshire Express on 170 Hampshire Street in Buffalo
- Best Value Wine and Liquor on Southwestern Boulevard in West Seneca
Officials say those holding liquor licenses face fines of up to $10,000 per violation. Repeat offenders will face a potential suspension.