14 Queens businesses busted for selling alcohol to minors

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Solomon Wine & Liquor in Astoria and 13 other Queens businesses were busted for underage alcohol sales.
Solomon Wine & Liquor in Astoria and 13 other Queens businesses were busted for underage alcohol sales.

A nine-day undercover investigation by the New York State Liquor Authority has resulted in charges to 90 licensed groceries and liquor stores in New York City, including 14 throughout Queens.

Licensees charged by the SLA with underage sales face civil penalties of up to $10,000 per violation. Repeat offenders also face potential suspension or revocation of their licenses.

“Preventing the sale of alcohol to minors is a priority for the State Liquor Authority. These large scale enforcement efforts will continue to be a part of our proactive measures to prevent alcohol abuse among our youth,” said SLA Chairman Dennis Rosen.

The Queens businesses charged with sales to minors are:

La Familia Mexicana Grocery Corp.
75-15 Jamaica Avenue

IBB Deli Corp.
75 Deli & Grocery (DBA)
75-02 Jamaica Avenue

Jamaica Express Deli Corp.
77-01 Jamaica Avenue

Heaven’s Two Deli Grocery Corp.
85-19 Jamaica Avenue

Meghna Bhatt
Preet Grocery (DBA)
86-06 Jamaica Ave

Reye’s Grocery Store
3229 Junction Boulevard

BAO Liquors
97-08 Northern Boulevard

Deli Grocery
9922 Northern Boulevard

Astoria Cigar & Candy
2865 Steinway Street

Mini Market Deli & Grocery
26-18 21st Street

24/7 Food Mart
31-02 21st Street

KA Food
24-02 34th Avenue

Solomon Wine & Liquor
24-14 34th Avenue

Mitul Convenience USA Inc.
Quick Stop (DBA)
7152 Yellowstone Boulevard

 

 

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