Five Lilburn businesses found to be in violation of alcohol ordinance

LILBURN — Five Lilburn businesses have received two-, three- or 10-day suspensions prohibiting the sale of alcohol after Lilburn police said the establishments sold alcohol to an underage decoy.

Over the past several months, the Lilburn Police Department conducted alcohol compliance checks with all businesses that serve or sell alcoholic beverages within the city limits. During the course of the compliance checks, several locations served alcohol to the underage decoy. As a result, the Alcohol Review Board convened Thursday to hear evidence in each of these cases.

The board heard evidence related to the following establishments: 29 Package Store 4132 Lawrenceville Highway, Depot Package at 4280 Lawrenceville Highway, ABC Beverage at 501 Indian Trail Road, Royal Package at 5464 Lawrenceville Highway and The Haven Restaurant at 375 Rockbridge Road.

The board voted to place all of the businesses determined to be in violation of the city’s alcohol beverage ordinance on a supervised action plan. The plan includes a suspension during which the sale of alcohol is prohibited and requires the business owners to provide written action plans detailing how they plan to prevent future violations.

“The City of Lilburn is committed to ensuring all businesses that serve or sell alcoholic beverages are operating within the guidelines of the City’s Alcohol Beverage Ordinance which mandates only those who are of legal age are served or sold alcoholic beverages,” Chief Bruce Hedley said.

The businesses that received two-day suspensions are 29 Package, Depot Package and ABC Beverage. The business that received a three-day suspension is Royal Package and The Haven Restaurant received a 10-day suspension.