2007-02-02 / Community

Rockaway Farm Fined, Beer License Suspended

Sold To Minors, State Agency Says
By Howard Schwach

The New York State Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control has suspended the license to sell beer held by a local grocery store, an agency spokesperson said on Wednesday.

Duck Sur Soung, the owner of the 281 Beach Grocery Corporation, doing business as Rockaway Farm at 279-281 Beach 116 Street in Rockaway Park, was notified on January 30 that his grocery had been fined $6,000 and his liquor license had been suspended for 25 days beginning on May 1.

According to papers filed by the agency and obtained by The Wave, the suspension and fine were for selling alcoholic beverages to underage customers on or about September 29 of last year.

A hearing on the fine and suspension was held in Manhattan on November 15, the agency's papers show.

Agency records show that this is the third time in the past four years that the store has been fined for selling beer to underage customers.

In July of 2003, the grocery was fined $4,500, but its license was not suspended at that time.

In August of last year, the grocery was fined $5,000 and its license to sell beer was suspended for ten days.

The owner, Duck Sur Soung, was not available for comment at press time.

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