High-end eateries stung in liquor enforcement check
Ten Mesa County businesses, including a couple high-end restaurants, received summonses for selling alcohol to minors during compliance checks by police over the weekend, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.
Police accompanied by an underage person set out to purchase alcohol in 85 establishments in Mesa County.
The following businesses received summonses, according to the Grand Junction Police Department:
626 On Rood, 626 Rood Ave.
Bank 8 Billiards, 2460 F Road, No. 3.
Bamboo City, 2472 F Road
East Valley Liquors, 418 32 Road
Mount Garfield Liquors, 3323 Interstate 70 Business Loop
Le Rouge, 317 Main St.
Blue Moon Bar & Grill, 120 N. Seventh St.
Enzo’s Pizzaria and Italian Cafe, 759 Horizon Drive, Suite N
Holiday Inn, 2751 Crossroads Blvd.
Ichiban Yang’s Japanese Cuisine, 509 28 1/2 Road
Officers from the Grand Junction Police Department, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department and the state liquor board assisted in the checks. The checks were funded by a grant called Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws, which was given to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department to be used for compliance checks.
Businesses that are out of compliance must attend a meeting before the state’s liquor board or the city of Grand Junction. Penalties could include a fine or a suspension of operations.