Police: 11 Torrington liquor stores sold to minors during compliance checks

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Police say 11 of 23 Torrington, Conn., stores allegedly sold alochol to minors during liquor compliance checks in the city on Thursday, July 22, 2021.

Police say 11 of 23 Torrington, Conn., stores allegedly sold alochol to minors during liquor compliance checks in the city on Thursday, July 22, 2021.

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TORRINGTON — Nearly half of the 23 establishments that underwent liquor compliance checks on Thursday were found in violation of selling alcohol to minors, according to police.

Lt. Stephen Krzanowski said police and members of the state Department of Consumer Protection Liquor Control Division conducted undercover compliance checks at the stores on Thursday night. Of the 23 establishments tested, police said 11 businesses failed.

They were identified by police as Colonial Wine at Spirits at 208 South Main St., Town Line Liquor at 1449 New Litchfield St., Warehouse Wine & Liquor at 211 High St., Bottle Stop Wine & Spirits at 1 S. Main St., Party Town Wine & Liquor at 510 Winsted Road, Big Y Foods at 504 Winsted Road, Good Spirits Package Store at 340 N. Elm St., Aldi’s at 320 E. Elm St., Torringford Package Store at 1264 E. Main St., Fine Drop Wine & Liquors at 24 McDermott Ave. and Super Discount Liquors at 1923 E. Main St.

Krzanowski said the businesses that allegedly sold alcoholic beverages to a minor can have an administrative hearing with the Liquor Control Commission to address the violation. He praised the businesses that passed the compliance checks for helping “curb sales of alcoholic beverages to minors in our city.”