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6 Fargo businesses fail alcohol compliance checks

Of the 25 businesses checked for compliance with alcohol sales rules, 19 passed.

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FARGO — A majority of Fargo businesses passed recent alcohol and tobacco compliance checks.

Local public health and law enforcement officials checked 25 businesses on June 22 for compliance with alcohol sales rules.

Nineteen establishments passed. The six businesses that failed were:

  • Blaze Pizza, 1443 42nd St. S., first fail in one year
  • Izumi, 5050 13th Ave. S., second fail in one year
  • Old Broadway, 22 Broadway N., first fail in one year
  • Plaza Azteca, 5505 28th Ave. S., second fail in one year
  • Pho D’licious, 623 NP Ave. N., first fail in one year
  • Tailgators Sports Café, 1322 Main Ave., first fail in one year

The penalty for a first offense is $500, which may be waived if the person serving the alcoholic beverages, as well as the management, have current server training certificates. There is no license sanction on a first offense.
The penalty for a second offense is $750, with no license sanction.

During tobacco compliance checks on June 15, 17 businesses were checked and 15 passed.

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Fargo businesses that failed the tobacco compliance checks included Casey’s General Store,1901 University Drive N., a second fail in one year; and Loaf N’ Jug, 3201 N. Broadway, a first fail in one year.

A first failure on a tobacco compliance check in a one-year period can result in one-year probation and a $500 fee.

A second failure in a one-year period can result in a three-day suspension of the tobacco license and a $500 fee.

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