Branson Police See Improvement in Alcohol Compliance

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CITY OF BRANSON: The Branson Police Department conducted random alcohol compliance spot checks on December 8, 2018, throughout the city with the assistance of minors. These spot checks are conducted on Branson businesses holding liquor licenses to confirm that clerks are properly verifying the legal age of alcohol purchasers in compliance with the City of Branson’s liquor ordinance.

Of 96 businesses in the compliance check sample, 92 successfully passed the operation. This is a 96% compliance rate which is an improvement from the 94% compliance rate during the previous alcohol compliance check in June 2018.

Four businesses were found in violation of the ordinance. Those four include:

• Burger Shack – 1946 W. 76 Country Blvd.

• Backstage Café and Wine Bar – 214 W. Main St.

• Price Chopper – 2210 W. 76 Country Blvd.

• White Oak Station – 3200 Green Mountain Dr.

Citations were issued to businesses found in violation of the city ordinance. On the first offense, the business gets a warning letter. 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 to help businesses avoid selling to minors or intoxicated buyers. Under city code, 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. While this class is designed to fulfill training requirements for the City of Branson, servers and cashiers from neighboring communities are also welcome to attend.


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