Eight Iowa City Businesses Fail Alcohol Compliance Checks

By Lee Hermiston, Reporter

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Eight Iowa City businesses failed alcohol compliance checks conducted by the Iowa City Police Department on March 7.

A total of 37 businesses licensed to sell alcohol were checked. Police used underage people who entered the businesses and tried to purchase alcohol.

The businesses that failed were:

Godfather's Pizza, 531 Highway 1 W

Clarion - Highlander Hotel, 2525 N. Dodge St.

Sushi PoPo, 725 Mormon Trek Blvd.

Motley Cow, 160 N. Linn St.

Pizza Hut, 1926 Keokuk St.

Players Bar, 347 S. Gilbert St.

Baroncini Ristorante, 104 S. Linn St.

Pancheros Mexican Grill, 32 S. Clinton St.

Selling alcohol to a person under age is a simple misdemeanor. The violations are also forwarded to the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division for civil penalties against the liquor licenses.
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