Perry's Liquor license suspended for underage sales in Pleasanton

5th violation in last 8 years, authorities say

A Pleasanton liquor store had its liquor license suspended

Thursday for selling alcohol to an underage person for the third time in three years, according to the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

Perry's Liquor, located at 4301 Valley Ave., can no longer sell

alcohol until the store is either sold or the new owner reapplies for a license to sell alcohol. The store also has the option of transferring the license to a different business, ABC spokesman John Carr said.

According to the beverage control department, a clerk at the store sold alcohol to an 18-year-old woman who then left the business and gave it to a 15-year-old waiting outside.

This is the store's third violation in the last three years, and

the fifth violation in eight years, the department said.

The store employee and the 18-year-old were issued misdemeanor

citations for the sale, and a report of the violation has been forwarded to the Alameda County District Attorney's Office, the department said.

Scott Morris, Bay City News

— Bay City News Service


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Posted by Bill
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Jan 19, 2014 at 10:04 am

Good. Of the various liquor stores around town, that place was always a creepy dump.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jan 19, 2014 at 10:10 am

It's about time the garbage is dealt with properly!

tee hee...

ps Who owns the liquor store? hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...I'm soooooo tickled!


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Posted by Tanner
a resident of Birdland
on Jan 19, 2014 at 9:05 pm

When I was underage in the 80's, I used to buy at Perry's and at Kavanagh's. There was also a convenient asian owned drive thru liquor in Dublin that sold to anyone. It seems that some things never change.

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Posted by auntiebea
a resident of Downtown
on Jan 20, 2014 at 8:41 am

we have an american owned liquor store on main street and they also have a deli.....great service all the time. as for Perry' is about time, my best friend told me she said it was always creepy to go in there..

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Posted by So not fair
a resident of Castlewood
on Jan 20, 2014 at 10:57 am

DO you know how much easier life would have been if Perry's sold to us when we used to hang out in the parking lot every weekend? Kids have it so easy these days.

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Posted by 50 years here
a resident of Livermore
on Jan 20, 2014 at 11:04 am

I'd like to know how the "facts" of this story were determined. Was there a police sting?

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Posted by Sad
a resident of Birdland
on Jan 20, 2014 at 1:06 pm

The guy who owns the place had a massive stroke after a heart attack in his mid 50's about two years back. His wife who was a stay at home mom has been running the place since his stroke because it is their only source of support. She is usually in there or one of their two sons. They trade off taking care of the father. Very sad on so many fronts.

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Posted by Shelby
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Jan 20, 2014 at 2:08 pm

Funny how some countries in Europe sell alcohol to 17 -18 year olds and probably don't make it a big deal. Heck! Perry's liquor is probably owned by immigrant Indians or Asians . Who probably doesnt have the same laws back home that America has.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jan 20, 2014 at 2:32 pm

I care who owns Purdy's Liquor...Perry's broke the law and has to pay the price!

i rest my case...tee hee

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Posted by Stoner
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jan 20, 2014 at 2:36 pm

This won't be a problem much longer. In another year or two, California will follow Washington and Colorado, legalize pot, and then underage kids will be trying to buy weed instead of alcohol. Problem solved!

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jan 20, 2014 at 3:50 pm

I agree...



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Posted by HA
a resident of Del Prado
on Jan 20, 2014 at 11:04 pm

Tanner, That's great i remember doing the same thing. The same couple owned the liquor store on main. We also had no problem drinking in the bars. Oh the same asian couple still owns the parking lot and the two buildings next to it. That would be the closed down bike store,apartment above it,and the sushi restaurant. (Posting edited by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff to remove inappropriate comments.)

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