SAVANNAH, GA (April 29, 2019) – Two Montgomery Street businesses can no longer sell alcohol after repeat violations were cited by the Savannah Police Department’s Alcohol Beverage Compliance Unit and the Georgia Department of Revenue’s Alcohol and Tobacco Division.
SPD’s ABC Unit cited the Hub at Montgomery, 4402 Montgomery St., for three violations of selling to a minor between June 2018 and February 2019, one violation of failure to cooperate with law enforcement during an investigation, and one violation of permitting smoking and on-premise consumption of alcohol while having a license that only permits off-premise consumption.
ABC cited the Montgomery Market, 4305 Montgomery St., for two violations of selling to a minor during an underage operation between June 2018 and February 2019. ABC also conducted an investigation into the owner/licensee failing to contact law enforcement after violent crimes occurred on the property on two occasions in 2018.
Following each of the violations with the two businesses, the ABC Unit held an administrative meeting with the owners/licensees to help the businesses get back in compliance with local, state and federal laws.
During a show cause hearing at the April 25 City Council meeting, the mayor and council voted to revoke the businesses alcohol licenses. All alcohol sales are now prohibited at both locations.