BRANSON, Mo- The Branson Police Department conducted a Random Alcohol Compliance Check of 101 businesses in the area holding liquor licenses, with the help of some minors, over the weekend.
The goal of the check was to see if those businesses were properly verifying the legal age of those buying alcohol in compliance with the City of Branson’s liquor ordinance, according to a press release.
Of the 101 businesses, 94% of them were compliant with the city ordinance, although there were six businesses that violated the ordinance.
Those six businesses are:
- Branson Grand Plaza
- Fajitas Locos
- Mariott Willow Ridge
- Starvin Marvin’s
Branson PD gave citations to those in violation. If a business gets three violations within three years their liquor license could be suspended.
“The City of Branson holds regular “Responsible Liquor Selling” training sessions. Under city code, every business with a liquor license is required to undergo this mandatory “Regular Liquor Selling” training session. All staff members responsible for selling or serving liquor including managers, servers, bartenders, and cashiers must attend the training within 60 days of hiring and every two years thereafter. This helps to mitigate the risks of selling to individuals under the age of 21 or intoxicated buyers. Although this class is designed to fulfill the training requirements for the City of Branson, servers, and cashiers from neighboring communities are also welcome to attend,” the release states.