Fewer establishments serve minors during checksThe St. Croix Underage Drinking Coalition completed a wave of compliance checks in several municipalities in St. Croix County during the first week of April. The percentage of successful establishments during this wave of checks increased from the last one.
The St. Croix Underage Drinking Coalition completed a wave of compliance checks in several municipalities in St. Croix County during the first week of April.
The percentage of successful establishments during this wave of checks increased from the last one.
About 71 percent of the establishments checked were successful in limiting access to alcohol by underage people, and 13 percent failed to limit access. About 16 percent of the establishments were not checked.
This round of checks marks the fifth year of compliance investigations by the coalition.
A compliance check is a tool to identify establishments that sell alcohol to underage youth.
Compliance checks are used for two purposes:
1) To identify, warn and educate establishments that serve or sell alcohol to underage people.
2) To enforce state laws, local ordinances, or both, which are related to those illegal sales.
The coalition has developed a comprehensive compliance check program that identifies infractions of state law as well as training opportunities and is the largest consortium in the state of Wisconsin. Funding for the compliance checks come from grants awarded by the Wisconsin State Patrol, Bureau of Transportation Safety.
Passed: Eggen’s Super Market, Nilssen’s Super Valu, Bol’s Lane & Lounge, Citgo / Super Truck Stop, Coachman Supper Club and Lumber Company.
Failed: Kwik Trip #747, Liquor Haus, Klingers Korner, Kwik Trip #696, Kum and Go and Freedom Valu Center.
Passed: Cenex / Kum-N-Go, Ormson’s Super Valu and Packman’s Bar & Grill.
Not checked: M&M Bar & Grill, Al’s Boondocks and Leaker’s Place.
Passed: Holiday Gas Station, The Doll House, BP Amoco Stop and Hammond Hotel.
Not checked: Ras’ On Main, Hammond Golf Club, Refugee and Central Café & Pizzeria.
Passed: Dick’s Bar, Barker’s Bar & Grill, Spirit Seller, Casanova Liquor Store, Pier 500, Sports Club, Winzer Stube, Pudge’s Bar & Liquor Store, San Pedro Café, Pizza Hut, Kingdom Buffet, Hudson Golf Club, Hudson House Inn, Green Mill Restaurant & Bar, Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, Northland Liquors, The Nova of Hudson, Coop’s Pizza, Brick’s Pizza, Twisted Grille, La Fiesta Mexicana and Ellie’s on Main.
Not checked: Dragon Pearl Chinese.
Failed: Hudson Bowling Center and Chicone’s Liquor Mart.
Passed: Pete’s Pizza, Suzanna’s, New Richmond Bowling Center, McCabes Shamrock, Kellaher’s Bar, Agate Inn, Champ’s Sports Bar & Grill, The Old Saloon, Locker Room and Gibby’s Lanes.
Not checked: American Legion Post Club #80, New Richmond Golf Club, Lumberjack Liquors and Kozy Korner.
Passed: Northpoint Bar & Grill, Village Inn, Mallelieu Inn, Mama Maria’s, Village Liquor and Mudds & Sudds.
Failed: Idaho Chucks and Starr’s Tavern
Passed: Sidetrack Bar, Holiday Gas Station and Northland Liquors.
Failed: L&M Bar & Grill and BP Amoco.
Passed: Rendezvous Bar, Sportsman’s Bar & Grill, Liquor Depot and General Sam’s Sports Bar.
Failed: MacDaddy’s Bar.
Not checked: B&J Hardware and Float Rite Park.
Passed: Apple River Inn and Friendly Bar & Grill.
Failed: Star Prairie Convenience Store.
Not checked: Russell’s Sport N’ Bike and Fonda’s Bar & Grill.
St. Croix County
Passed: Peg’s Pleasant View Inn, Hill Top Bar, Outpost Bar & Grill, Kwik Trip #802, Guv’s Place, Hersey Bar, Dadd’s Detour and Harley & Judes Emerald Inn.
Not checked: Wooden Nickel Saloon.
Passed: Stop-a-Sec, Wildwood Bar and Cubby Hole.
Not checked: American Legion Post #301.
The St. Croix Underage Drinking Coalition will continue to conduct compliance checks throughout 2008.
For more information on alcohol compliance checks, visit the coalition’s Web site at www.scudc.net or contact Somerset Officer A. Wojciehowski at (715) 247-3319.