State Shuts Down College Wine For 6 Weeks

A downtown package store must stay closed until June 15 and pay a $13,500 fine to settle several complaints, including sale of alcohol to minors.

The state has suspended the liquor license of the store, College Wine at 68 Church St., from May 2 to June 15, and ordered the company to pay the fine.

The punishment settles allegations that the store violated three state laws governing sale of alcohol to minors, displaying prices, and displaying the name of the permittee in the store.

Store owner Sanjay Patil moved College Wine to Church Street in 2008 because his College Street building was set to be razed to make way for a condo tower project (which is just now getting under way). He couldn’t be reached for comment for this story.

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posted by: jdoss-gollin on May 12, 2014  9:32am

Obviously the law is the law. But does anyone know what’s the thinking behind the “no posting the prices” law? I know you’re allowed to post on signs outside the liquor store (there’s lots of stores with big signs 6-pack of Coronas 8.99 type signs). Why not inside?
Also why illegal to display the name of the permit holder? Again the rules are the rules but seems like we have some interesting ones around here.

posted by: ILivehere on May 12, 2014  9:41am

Jdoss you are reading it backwards the permit holder name must be displayed outside the store. And all prices must be displayed inside.