LANSING — During the Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) May 3 hearing in Southfield, the Commission ordered the suspension of the liquor license and permits held by B&S Party Store, located at 3730 Buchanan St. in Detroit.
Under MCL 436.1903(1), the commission is required to impose a suspension or revocation of the liquor license if a licensee is found liable for three or more violations of MCL 436.1801(2) — sales of alcohol to minors and sales of alcohol to visibly intoxicated persons — on different occasions within a 24-month period.
These three violations occurred on July 14, 2016, February 21, 2017 and July 14, 2017 and caused the penalty hearing.
The minor(s) who were sold alcoholic liquor on these dates were all 20-years-old. It appears that identification was requested in the July 14, 2016 incident, but the sale still occurred. In the incidents that occurred on February 21, 2017 and July 14, 2017, the clerks failed to request identification from the minor(s). The selling clerk cited on July 14, 2017 was the licensee himself, Bassam Yaldo.
After reviewing the record and the MLCC file and hearing arguments from the license holder at the May 3 hearing, the commission ordered a 21-day license suspension from Friday, May 11 through Wednesday, May 31.