Aug 7, 2019

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

The Suspension is for 60 Days because Alcohol was sold to Minors three times in three years

Oakland, California – On August 6, 2019, California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Agents posted a 60-day Notice of Suspension at the Safeway store located at 6310 College Avenue in Oakland. Alcohol sales are prohibited immediately and cannot resume until the suspension has concluded.

ABC ordered the 60-day suspension because the store sold alcohol to minors three times within the last three years. The Safeway store sold alcohol to a minor as recently as March 2019. In addition, the Safeway store will be on probation for a three-year period. If another violation occurs during the three-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 now take the training online. They can also sign up for training in person in a classroom setting.

Visit our Enforcement and Prevention pages to learn more about ABC enforcement and prevention programs that can help increase public safety.  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
Phone: (916) 419-2525

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