Albany- Albany leaders lessen the punishment for two stores caught selling alcohol to minors. The Woodall's Convenience Store on North Slappey and the Jack Rabbit Food Store on Dawson sold beer to an underage officer during a bust of nearly 30 stores in Albany.
Since this was each store's second violation, city commissioners suspended their alcohol licenses for 37 days, with a $600 reinstallation fee for the license. On Tuesday, commissioner voted to change the suspension to seven days, after store owners complained they would lose more than $30,000 in alcohol sales.
The stores will still have to pay $200 to have their license reinstated. Two restaurants, Applebee's and Ruby Tuesday, were also caught selling alcohol to minors. It was the first offense, so they received only a letter of reprimand from the city commission.