SAVANNAH, GA (November 13, 2019) – An operation into underage alcohol sales by Savannah Police’s Alcohol Beverage Compliance (ABC) Unit resulted in 10 out of 15 businesses failing.
During the operation, which ran from Nov. 7-8, underage subjects visited 15 restaurants to determine if they comply with Georgia law in regard to alcohol sales.
Out of the 15, 10 failed the operation. The managers or licensees of the establishments were notified of the alcohol sold, that the buyer was underage, if the buyer was checked for identification, how the alcohol was served or sold, and what actions would be taken by law enforcement. The Georgia Department of Revenue Alcohol and Tobacco Division will follow up with the businesses on fines they will face as a result of the failure.
The five businesses that passed will receive letters of congratulations from the Savannah Police Department.
According to the City of Savannah’s Alcohol Beverage Ordinance, a first offense results in a minimum fine of $500; second offense, if within 12 months of the first, results in a $750 fine; third offense, if within 18 months of the first, results in a $1,000 fine; and any further offense, if within 24 months of the first, results in issuance of a notice to appear to show cause for why the establishment’s alcohol license should not be revoked.
The following businesses were cited:
Red Lobster, 11 W. Montgomery Crossroad
Pakwan, 7102 Abercorn St.
Tulum Cantina Y Comida, 606 Abercorn St.
China Town Food Mart, 1215 Price St.
Pitchers, 5500 Abercorn St., #36
La Nopalera, 108 Mall Blvd.
Tryp by Windham, 320 Montgomery St.
The Original Pinkie Masters, 318 Drayton St.
Time Saver, 502 W. Bay St.
Prohibition, 125 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
The following businesses passed:
Latin Chicks, 5202 Waters Ave., Suite C
Aqua Vitae Lounge, 719 E. 65th St.
Sly’s Sliders and Fries, 1710 Abercorn St.
Homewood Suites by Hilton, 5820 White Bluff Road
Service Brewery, 574 Indian St.