State revokes Kalamazoo liquor store’s liquor license

Posted at 12:08 PM, Aug 27, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-27 16:06:25-04

KALAMAZOO, Mich.– Delivery trucks are parked outside Howard’s Liquor Store, but instead of dropping off, they’re loading up.

According to the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety, the state has revoked the store’s liquor license. No reason was given.

The store is located on the corner of Stockbridge Avenue and Portage Street.

A Penske truck and Great Lakes Wine & Spirit truck are being loaded with boxed of alcohol as a police officer stands guard telling people the store is closed.

FOX 17 discovered this isn’t the first violation for Howard’s Liquor Store. According to the Department of Liquor Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, or LARA, its violation history dates back to 2005 for selling to an 18 year-old. Nearly a year later, another violation, this time for selling to a 17 year-old.

In September of 2013, the store’s liquor license was revoked for receiving or selling stolen merchandise.

To see a complete list of violations, click here.

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