Chief of Police
45 Center Street
Burlington, MA 01803
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Burlington Police Conduct 34 Alcohol Compliance Checks, All Establishments Pass
BURLINGTON — Chief Michael Kent reports that the Burlington Police Department conducted alcohol compliance checks at 34 licensed establishments, all of which abided by state laws that prohibit the sale of alcohol to a minor.
The department’s Alcohol Compliance Unit conducted checks at the following establishments on Dec. 3: The Chateau, Burlington Wine & Spirits, Burton’s Grill, Hilton Garden Inn, Chili’s Grill and Bar, Del Frisco’s Grille, Macaroni Grill, Border Cafe, Wegman’s, Kings, Osteria Nino, The Bancroft, Tony C’s, Redstone American Grill, Mr. Chan’s, Tavern in the Square, Tuscan Kitchen, Cheesecake Factory, Uno’s, Nordstrom Blue Stove, Lester’s Roadside BBQ, Carli Convenience, Olde Towne Liquors, Sweet Ginger, The Liquor Cabinet, Bickford’s Grille, Cafe Escadrille, Busa Liquors, Papa Razzi, Boston Burlington Marriott, L’Andana, Seasons 52, Not Your Average Joes, Bonefish Grill, Capital Grille, Legal Seafood, Besito and Rainforest Cafe.
In accordance with established Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) guidelines, Burlington Police used two underage buyers who were given explicit instructions on the methods used to conduct the compliance checks. They were each instructed to enter an establishment and attempt to purchase alcoholic beverages. When buyers failed to present identification proving they were of legal drinking age, employers at every business refused service. As a result, none of the establishments who were checked received any citations.
“It is important that we conduct these alcohol compliance checks on licensed establishments in town to be sure they all comply with liquor license laws,” Chief Kent said. “I am extremely proud of each business owner whose establishment received a compliance check. They serve as an example of the tremendous responsibility that comes with owning a business that is licensed to sell alcohol and should all be proud of themselves for upholding the law in their respective businesses.”