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Alexandria Business Alcohol Compliance Check Results

On Friday, September 27, Alexandria police conducted alcohol compliance checks at several businesses throughout the City. This awareness and enforcement campaign focused on various retail business locations that sell alcoholic beverages. Prior to the enforcement efforts, uniformed officers visited businesses throughout the City and provided education and awareness information for the businesses and their employees.

Officers used confidential informants under the age of 21, but above the age of 18 to purchase alcoholic beverages from various locations. The informants were instructed to enter the businesses and attempt to purchase alcoholic beverages. If asked for identification, the informant showed the clerk their legal identification, which revealed they were under the age of 21. If the sale of alcoholic beverages transpired, officers entered the business and placed appropriate charges on the seller.

Thirty-nine businesses were checked and 18 arrests were made for the illegal sale of alcoholic beverages to a person under the age of 21.

The following businesses at listed locations illegally sold alcoholic beverages:

La Tastevin: 1309 King Street

Old Town Grocery: 809 Pendleton Street    

Safeway: 500 S. Royal Street

The Virginia Shop: 104 S. Union Street

Royal Manner: 333 N. Royal Street

7-11: 3412 Mt. Vernon Ave

Fern Street Gourmet: 1708 Fern Street

Mercadito Ramos: 4102 Mt. Vernon Ave     

Tiger Market & Bakery: 3903 Mt. Vernon Ave

CVS Pharmacy: 3120 Duke Street             

CVS Pharmacy: 5101 Duke Street             

Griffin Market: 2500 N. Van Dorn Street             

Giant Food: 3131 Duke Street             

Main Street Market: 4901 Brenman Park         

Clermont Deli Market: 4622 King Street               

Lady Bodega: 235 S. Van Dorn Street               

Giant Food: 5730 Edsall Road Street              

Rite Aid Pharmacy: 4515 Duke Street

For more information, please call the Public Information Office at 703.746.6600.

3600 Wheeler Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22304
TDD 703.838.4896

Fax: 703.838.4978

Information Services Section
Fax: 703.746.1936

Chief of Police
Fax: 703.746.1945

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.