Two businesses cited for selling alcohol to minors in sting operation

(AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY, N.Y. (WIVB) – The State Liquor Authority conducted an underage-drinking sting operation in southern Chautauqua County on Saturday, with two of the six businesses visited allowing the sale of alcohol to an underage operative.

The businesses selling to minors were:

  • Andersons Restaurant at 2 East Main Street in Frewsburg
  • Jamestown Bowling Company at 850 Foote Avenue in Jamestown

The businesses refusing to sell to minors were:

  • Big Shots Kennedy Grill at 674 Route 394 in Kennedy
  • The Vegas Pad at 1064 Route 394 in Kennedy
  • Cherry Lounge at 326 Cherry Street in Jamestown
  • Pal Joey’s at 2245 Washington Street in Jamestown


Licensees charged with underage sales face civil penalties of up to $10,000 per violation, with fines starting at $2,500 for a first time offense.  Repeat offenders also face possible suspension or revocation of their licenses.  In addition, employees or licensees who sell to minors can be arrested and charged with a misdemeanor.

The SLA worked with New York State Police to conduct the investigation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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