16 stores allegedly sold alcohol to minors

Posted at 12:09 PM, May 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-25 08:28:10-04

Sixteen stores in Erie County, including stores in Amherst, Buffalo, Clarence, West Seneca and Williamsville, are accused of selling alcohol to minors.

On a one-day operation last Thursday, the State Liquor Authority sent 70 underage buyers into grocery and liquor stories. Though 54 store clerks turned the underage buyers away, authorities say 16 clerks sold them alcohol.

The stores could face civil penalties of up to $10,000 per violation, with fines starting from $2,500 to $3,000 for a first time offense. Repeat offenders could face potential suspension or revocation of their liquor licenses.

The stores charged include:

Spice Bazaar
3311 Sheridan Drive, Amherst

University Mobil
3652 Sheridan Drive, Amherst

Robo Self Serve
5095 Main Street, Williamsville

Williamsville Liquor Store
5511 Main Street, Williamsville

Passport Wine & Spirits
8855 Main Street, Clarence

Premium Wine & Spirits
7980 Transit Road, Williamsville

Niagara County Produce Inc.
8555 Transit Road, East Amherst

Price Rite Market
324-326 West Delavan Avenue, Buffalo

Save A Lot
142 Grant Street, Buffalo

Family Food Market
412 Auburn Avenue, Buffalo

Evergreen Mini Mart
163 W Ferry Street, Buffalo

Elmwood Express Minimart
460 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo

Corner Stop
445 Massachusetts Avenue, Buffalo

Mini Max Market
319 Massachusetts Avenue, Buffalo

Hampshire Express
170 Hampshire Street, Buffalo

Best Value Wine and Liquor
1100 Southwestern Boulevard, West Seneca