FRAMINGHAM – After selling alcohol to a minor, during a Framingham Police operation, the Mobil Mart on Route 9, has agreed to a suspension of its alcohol license.
Tonight, Feb. 25, the Framingham License Commission voted unanimously 4-0 to suspend the alcohol license for one day. Chair Adam Barnosky was not at the meeting. Vice Chair Cesar Monzon ran the meeting.
Framingham Police Lt. Jorge Ruiz told the Commission the Police Department announced they were going to conduct a compliance check operation with alcohol establishments in the Framingham Source and the MetroWest Daily News in October.
On Friday, November 9, 2018, an 18-year-old student purchased a 6-pack of Bud Light, said Lt. Ruiz.
Three establishments came before the License Commission earlier this month, and three establishments came before the Commission tonight.
The high school student, 18, under police supervision entered the
establishment without any forms of identification and purchased an alcoholic beverage with money provided by the
Framingham Police, in each situation, explained Lt. Ruiz.
The station is located at 1063 Worcester Road.
The owner said they have had their beer & wine license for a decade, and this was the first time there was an issue.
Lt. Ruiz agreed and said it was the first violation for the establishment.
The employee who sold the alcohol was suspended for weeks.
Everybody was retrained, said the owner.
Lt. Ruiz said said the owner was cooperative during the investigation, and agreed to the one-day loss of license.
License Commission Stuart Pologe reminded the owner that the station is close to the Framingham State University campus.
“Please stay vigilant,” said Pologe.
The station is required to pay a $300 fee to the City for the alcohol license violation investigation.
The license will be suspended on a Friday, to be determined, in the next 30 days.
The purpose of the underage compliance check operation is educational in
nature, said Lt. Ruiz.