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.