Amigos Market Loses ABC License After Multiple Sales to Minors
One minor caused a vehicle crash resulting in great bodily injury
Santa Paula – The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has immediately suspended the license of Amigos Market, located at 431 Ojai Road in Santa Paula after finding the location sold alcohol to minors on three separate occasions between February 2020 and October 2022. Alcohol sales are prohibited at the market until the license is transferred.
The suspension was the outcome of multiple violations that took place over two years. In February 2020, Amigos Market furnished alcohol to a 17-year-old minor who left the premises and crashed his vehicle into another driver, causing him major injuries. Following this incident, ABC cited the business for furnishing alcohol to a minor in February 2022, and again in October 2022.
“It’s important to take the time to verify the age of customers,” said ABC Director Eric Hirata. “ABC licensees have a responsibility to help keep our communities safe.”
ABC filed disciplinary action against Amigos Market’s alcoholic beverage license for furnishing alcohol to minors and furnishing alcohol to a minor resulting in great bodily injury. Amigos Market settled the action and agreed to an immediate suspension of its alcohol license. The department has ordered that Amigos Market is no longer allowed to sell alcohol and that the license will be revoked if it is not transferred within 180 days.