Jul 14, 2020

ABC Posts 30-Day Suspension at Max Liquor in Los Angeles

Los Angeles – On June 30th, 2020, The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) posted a Notice of Suspension at Max Liquor, located at 2130 Sawtelle Boulevard, Suite 111 A, in the city of Los Angles. Alcohol sales at the location have been prohibited since June 30th, 2020 and that order will stay in effect until July 30th, 2020. Additionally, the licensee has 180 days to transfer the license to a person or persons acceptable to the Department. If they do not transfer the license within 180 days, the license will be revoked.

This location has been a source of illegal sales to underage persons in the West Los Angeles area. Between October 2018 and December of 2019, the licensee or store employee sold alcohol directly to minors on three separate occasions.

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) West Los Angeles division cited 16 juveniles who had purchased alcohol from this location between January 24th and February 1st, 2020. LAPD also ran two separate decoy operations at the location during this period, and the clerk sold alcohol to the decoy on both occasions.

ABC encourages licensees to sign up for ABC’s Licensee Education on Alcohol and Drugs (LEAD) training free of charge. Licensees and their employees can now take the training online.

To learn more about ABC enforcement and prevention programs that can help increase public safety, visit our Enforcement and Prevention pages.

ABC is a Department of the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency.


Additional information may be obtained by contacting:

Public Information Office
3927 Lennane Drive, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95834
Email: pio@abc.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 419-2525

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