Jan 25, 2021

ABC Suspends the Alcoholic Beverage License of a Safeway Store in Berkeley

The store license is suspended for 45 days after it sold alcohol to minors

Berkeley – The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has posted a 45-day Notice of Suspension at the Safeway store located at 1444 Shattuck Place in Berkeley. Alcohol sales are currently prohibited and cannot resume until the suspension has concluded.

ABC ordered the 45-day suspension on January 21, 2021 because the store sold alcohol to minors three times within a two-week period. In addition, the Safeway store’s ABC license will be on probation for a one-year period. If another violation occurs during the one-year probationary period, then ABC has authority to take further disciplinary action.

ABC protects communities through education, prevention, and enforcement programs designed to increase compliance with California’s alcoholic beverage laws.

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 take the training online at LEAD.

Visit ABC’s website to learn more about ABC programs that can increase public safety. ABC protects communities through education and by administering prevention and enforcement programs designed to increase compliance with California’s alcoholic beverage laws. ABC is a department of the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency.

Contact

Alcoholic Beverage Control
3927 Lennane Drive, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95834

Public Information Office
John Carr
Phone: (916) 419-2525
Email: John.Carr@abc.ca.gov

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