A Northeast Washington liquor store was recently fined because it sold an alcoholic beverage and provided small "go cups" to a minor, two violations of its liquor license, according to the D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.
The D.C. attorney general's office brought the charges in February against Rose's Liquors at 830 Bladensburg Rd. NE. The ABC Board fined Rose's $2,500 and said its employees who sell alcohol must complete mandatory alcohol awareness training.
The attorney general's office also recommended that the liquor store's license be suspended for five days if there are any more violations over the next year. Both actions are standard punishments for first-time offenders.
The charges stem from a D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration program in which minors try to buy alcoholic beverages under the supervision of police officers. The minors are trained by the National Capital Coalition to Prevent Underage Drinking in cooperation with ABRA and the Metropolitan Police Department.
The ABC Board said the Rose's cashier did not request identification from the minor and was cited by a police officer.
In other business, the board approved a request by Ugly Mug, a restaurant at 723 Eighth St. SE, to extend its hours of operation and expand its music format. Details about the changes will be announced after the licensee and members of the community reach an agreement.
In another matter, Cafe Nema requested ABC Board permission to extend liquor sales to the second and third floors at 1334 U St. NW, which would increase the bar's capacity by 50 seats. ABRA instructed Cafe Nema to post placards in plain view at the business announcing the proposed changes. The public has 45 days to officially protest the request.