It was a very interesting meeting on April 2, 2012. As an intern it was interesting to me because i got to see court in session. This specific case was about Chipotle Mexican Grill serving alcohol to a minor and also wanting to get their liquor license renewed. I personally wondered whether or not they would be able to get their license renewed after having violated their license by serving alcohol to a minor.
The case after this case was about a liquor store selling to a minor. I wondered how this would effect their business as well. With Chipotle, alcohol is not their main source of income and so it wouldnt be a huge blow if they lost their license to serve liquor. However, for the liquor store it would be a big problem because their major source of income is liquor.
As part of the stipulation signed by Mr. Stonbraker, the City Prosecutor, a recommended penalty was seven days suspension of the licensee’s license, with three days to be served and four days to be held in abeyance during the period of one year. The licensee also must pay reasonable costs incurred by the authority not to exceed $1500.00.
In conclusion, the employee was terminated and the date for the TIPS (alcohol training) was set for sometime in April 2012. The stipulation was passed by all members of the council. The licensee recieved a suspension and they submitted a petition to pay a fine. The mayor recognised that although these things do happen he urged them to be more visulant and careful and take their time when checking ID’s.
Chipolte appeals to younger kids and that is a reason to be more careful and take time to completely check and make sure the customer is of age to be drinking.