The New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) today announced the results of an underage sting operation conducted on July 21, 2019 in Monroe County. SLA investigators, working with underage agents, conducted an underage-drinking sting operation visiting six licensed premises. In total, the undercover agents were able to purchase alcohol at all six businesses visited.
The businesses selling to minors were:
197 Park Avenue, Rochester
143 North Main Street, Fairport
111 Parce Avenue
Fairport Brewing Company
99 South Main Street, Fairport
Casa Larga Vineyards
2287 Turk Hill Road, Fairport
Irish Mafia Brewing Company
2971 Whalen Road, East Bloomfield
Licensees charged by the SLA with underage sales 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 also face possible suspension or revocation of their licenses. In addition, employees or licensees who sell to minors can be arrested and charged with a misdemeanor. Undercover decoys work under the direct supervision of SLA Beverage Control Investigators.