FRAMINGHAM – After selling alcohol to a minor, during a Framingham Police operation, a Nobscot store has agreed to a one-day suspension of its all-alcohol license.
Last night, the Framingham License Commission voted unanimously to suspend the alcohol license for one day of Nobscot Wine & Spirits, and have the 847 Edgell Road store pay a $300 investigative fee.
Framingham Police Lt. Jorge Ruiz told the Commission last night, 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.
On a Wednesday in October, a 20-year-old individual, under the supervision of Framingham Police, purchased a six-pack of Bud Light beer at Nobscot Wine & Spirits, as part of that operation, explained Lt. Ruiz
The “operative” was able to purchase a 6-pack of Bud Light beer, without being asked for identification, according to Lt. Ruiz.
The Framingham Police conducted the compliance checks at 64 establishments, with 56 passing, said Lt. Ruiz.
Two of the establishments that failed went before the Framingham License Commission last night, December 2, for violation hearings. The others will appear at future meetings.
The Nobscot Wine & Spirits employee who failed to check the ID of the 20-year-old, was a new employee and in the process of training, explained one of the managers.
The employee was suspended said manager Milian Patel.
New signage was posted in the store too.
Arushi, Inc. doing business as Nobscot Wine & Spirits was cooperative during the investigation and accepted responsibility, Said Lt. Ruiz.
Nobscot Wine & Spirits has been open since 2015.
This is the establishment’s first alcohol license violation.
The owners/managers of the Nobscot liquor store agreed to a 1-day alcohol license suspension, said Lt. Ruiz.
The Framingham License Commission voted 4-0, with Cesar Monzon not present, to the 1-day suspension of the license, on the recommendation of Framingham Police.
The license suspension must be served within 30 days and it must be served on a Wednesday.
The date has not been set.