The City Liquor Board yesterday fined a Morrell Park carry out $3,000 and permanently suspended its liquor license for serving a minor.
The board suspended the license of Sicily Pizza and ordered its owner, Jamail Singh, to sell his license within 90 days under threat of outright revocation.
“He will not sell liquor in this town again” said
ommissioner Claudia Brown of the Liquor Board. “This is the worst case I’ve seen in my two years sitting on this Board,” said Chairman Scolink.
Police and a liquor board inspector testified that they were in the act of sending a cadet into the carry out on a March 4, 1999 “sting” operation when the establishment served a 16 year old.
The defendant had numerous prior offenses, and had been recently slapped with a 30 day suspension.
Singh’s attorney, Melvin J. Kodenski, asked for the charges to be dropped on technical grounds, and said his client will likely appeal the decision. Commissioner Pete Welch said “Counsel may be correct, technically, but I had to go with my gut feeling.”
Other actions take by the Board at its March 25 hearing are as follows:
• Frederick Station Saloon, of Frederick Avenue; Ayemere Okojie, proprietor. Suspended $500 fine for serving a minor.
Choe and Son Market, of Edmondson Road; Khong S. Choe, proprietor. Suspended $500 fine for serving a minor.
Fine: $500 (suspended).
Jae Liquor, of Edmondson Avenue: Mun Sik Oh, proprietor. Suspended $500 fine for serving a minor. Ms. Oh defended her actions by stating she had all her teeth pulled that day.
Miss Ball’s Starlite Lounge, of Fairmount Avenue; Shirley Leonard, proprietor. Suspended $500 fine for serving a minor.
Jerry Bar, of Poplar Grove Street. Chun II Uhm, proprietor. Suspended $500 fine for serving a minor. Mr. Uhm has had three other offenses since 1989.