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Five Germantown restaurants fined for selling to minors


A handful Germantown eateries were fined Monday night after being caught selling alcohol to minors over the summer.
During the last 20 minutes of their regularly scheduled semimonthly meeting, the Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen, acting as the beer board, listened to accounts of five restaurants that sold beer to underage patrons during Germantown Police Department stings in July.
Chili’s (7810 Poplar Ave.), Petra Cafe (6641 Poplar Ave.) and Soul Fish (3160 Village Shops Drive) received a $1,000 fine or 45-day beer permit suspension.
Elfo’s (2285 S. Germantown Road) is a first-time offender and was fined $500 or a 14- day permit suspension.
Maui Brick Oven Pizza (7850 Poplar Ave.) had its permit revoked. The restaurant is currently closed.
The servers involved with each restaurant were charged with misdemeanors.
Some of them were released from employment after the incidents.
City Prosecutor Mark McDaniel recommended that Chili’s be charged $2,000. However, the aldermen agreed that the fine was too high for a “simple math error.”

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