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Six businesses punished for underage alcohol sales
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Forsyth County News

FORSYTH COUNTY — Six businesses were punished Thursday night by the Forsyth County commission for selling alcohol to customers younger than 21.

In making its decision, the commission takes into account incidents in the previous 24 months and steps to comply with the law.

This was the first offense in 24 months for three of the businesses.

Two Los Maguey locations, on Bethelview Road and John’s Creek, each received a warning on file, after owners spoke with the commission and working with Operation 21, an organization that helps businesses with their alcohol law training.

Branchwater on Vickery Street’s license was suspended for three days, as no one was present to speak to the commission.

However, Priya Food Mart on Atlanta Highway and Alpharetta Food Mart No. 23 each had their second violation in a 24-month span.

Priya Food Mart had its license suspended for three days, after the owner addressed the board. No one spoke for Alpharetta Food Mart, which received a 10-day license suspension.

The harshest punishment — 28 days — was handed out to the BP gas station on McFarland Parkway, which posted its third violation. No one spoke for the store, which had previously had its license suspended for three and 10 days.

Since just half of the businesses’ owners attended the meeting, the commissioners also addressed the email-based contact system.