The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has barred BevMo! in Menlo Park from selling alcohol for 65 days after selling alcohol to minors on three occasions.
The Menlo Park Police Department conducted a series of Minor Decoy Operations thanks to three one-year grants which were used in conjunction with the ABC. Underage decoys were sent into Menlo Park businesses to buy alcohol, and businesses that sold to them received citations.
ABC agents posted a 65-day license suspension at BevMo!, located at 700 El Camino Real near Burgess Park, which cannot sell alcohol until Nov. 11. The store's alcohol license will be on probationary status for the next three years, according to a Sept. 7 press release from Menlo Park police. If another violation occurs, its liquor license could be fully revoked.
On Friday morning, Sept. 8, the Menlo Park BevMo! was closed. Several would-be customers approached the door, read the large sign posted there, and turned away disappointed. Store representative could not immediately be reached for comment.