On October 14, 2016, the Lebanon Police Department and the NH Liquor Commission conducted alcohol compliance checks in the City of Lebanon. These checks are completed to ensure businesses that hold a license to sell alcohol are not selling to minors.
There are 58 license holders in the City of Lebanon authorized by the NH Liquor commission to sell and/or serve alcohol. All of these licensees were visited on October 14, 2016 and eight businesses sold to a minor in violation of the liquor laws. These were Sunrise Buffett, Yama Restaurant, Peking Tokyo, Lebanon Village Pizza aka. The Cave, Walmart, Moe’s Mexican Restaurant, Fireside Inn and The Jiffy Mart at Exit 18 who will all face administrative action from the NH Liquor Commission.
In each of these eight violations, the person who sold the alcoholic beverages was summoned for Prohibited Sales, a misdemeanor, and is scheduled to appear in the Lebanon District Division, New Hampshire Second Circuit Court on December 19, 2016.
The NH Liquor Commission estimates that the compliance rate across the State is 90%. Based on the above sample data, businesses in the City of Lebanon have an 87% compliance rate.