Panda East: Restaurant with a $3,500 "all alcohol on premises liquor license" (now endangered)
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I would imagine you could forgive a busy establishment in a college town missing a single patron in a large crowd of "college aged youth" whereby a determined 20-year-old with a fake I.D. manages to acquire alcohol.
But you really have to wonder about that establishment when they miss 17 patrons who were all underage with many of them with not even so much as a fake I.D.
Yes, I said seventeen. And the alcohol they acquired was one of the more expensive drinks offered on the menu: Scorpion bowls.
Scorpion Bowls at the ready back in October on a Thursday night
The Amherst Select Board, acting as the town's Liquor Commissioners, at the request of Amherst Police Chief Scott Livingstone will hold a Hearing tonight to decide how to deal with this egregious violation.
UPDATE: 7:45 PM
Select Board votes unanimously to suspend liquor license for two days -- January 25 and January 26 -- for the 17 counts of underage drinking violation.
Also placed another 5 days worth of suspensions on hold for two years as a form of probation, or what District Court calls a "continuation without a finding." As long as there are no other violations the 5 day suspension is terminated after the two years are up.