SAVANNAH, GA (April 28, 2021) – As the SPD Alcohol Beverage Compliance (ABC) Unit continues underage alcohol sales operations, a recent operation resulted in two out of 11 businesses failing.

The purpose of the operations is to promote responsible alcohol service by informing licensees of alcohol establishments when they had a criminal violation or when the ABC Unit identified potential issues. During the April 27 operation, underage subjects visited eleven businesses ranging from restaurants to convenience stores.

The managers or licensees of the establishments were notified of the type of alcohol sold, that the buyer was underage, if they checked the buyer’s identification, and what actions would be taken by law enforcement. The ABC Unit will share the results of the operation with the Georgia Department of Revenue Alcohol and Tobacco Division.

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 the issuance of a notice to appear to show cause for why the establishment’s alcohol license should not be revoked.

Businesses that were cited:

  • J & J Food Mart- 848 Staley Avenue
  • Sheeji Convenience-10325 Abercorn Street

The following businesses passed the operation and will receive a congratulations letter acknowledging their efforts to be in compliance with local and state law.

  • Wheaton Market- 1321 Wheaton St
  • FD Supermarket- 1215 Price St
  • Cha-Dels- 2315 Bull St
  • Pranvi- 2606 Abercorn St
  • Victory Station- 1102 E Victory Dr
  • Victory BP- 1603 E Victory Dr.
  • Rinconcito Latino- 2308 Skidaway Rd
  • Corner Stop- 2314 Skidaway Rd
  • Nickel Pump- 825 Tibet Ave