The Boston Globe reported that Brookline selectmen last week delivered warnings to two businesses and punished another after they were caught selling alcohol to minors during a police sting operation last month.
The board’s decision to suspend Mall Discount Liquors’ alcohol sales license for 10 days will cost the Harvard Street business more than $40,000 in lost receipts, according to Steven Boris, a lawyer representing the store’s owner.
The business received the suspension because last month’s citation was its second liquor-license violation in a year, officials said.
The board also chided the two first-time violators before giving both of them a three-day suspension, held for a year.
Christopher Hogan, manager of the Meat House at 1285 Beacon St., and Ricky Patel, owner of Village Liquor & Convenience at 294 Washington St., expressed contrition for the Sept. 15 sales to the student working with police. Both provided documents showing new employee training and policies since the sting.