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Gambling, drinking at Bridgeport grocery store brings permit suspension

January 31, 2019

BRIDGEPORT - A State Street grocery store will have its liquor license suspended for three days in February after state liquor control agents discovered that the owners were allowing patrons to drink and gamble on the premises, officials said.

De Castillo Grocery at 1160 State St. was allowing customers to drink beer, wine and hard liquor and use three gambling machines that were located in a separate room, documents said.

The establishment also had their liquor license posted on the side of a cash register rather than in a prominent location, agents said.

The violations were uncovered Oct. 5 during a routine compliance check involving agents from the state Department of Consumer Protection Liquor Control Division, Bridgeport police and the state Department of Labor.

The store’s liquor license will be suspended Feb. 4 through Feb. 6 as a result of the violations, state officials said.

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