Feb 3, 2021

ABC Suspends the Alcoholic Beverage License of Ernie’s Liquors in Palo Alto

The license is indefinitely suspended for selling alcohol to minors

Palo Alto – The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has posted a Notice of Suspension at Ernie’s Liquors located at 3870 El Camino Real in Palo Alto. Their license has been ordered revoked, with the revocation stayed for six months to allow for an ownership transfer approved by the ABC. Meanwhile, the license is immediately suspended indefinitely, and alcohol sales are prohibited and will not be allowed at the store.

ABC posted the suspension on February 2, 2021 due to the store selling alcohol to 10 different minors, including a 15-year-old between September 2019 and September 2020. If the license is not transferred to an acceptable party within the six-month period, the license can be permanently revoked.

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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