Steamboat Briefs: Three local businesses fail alcohol compliance checks

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Three Steamboat Springs businesses failed alcohol compliance checks Friday night when they sold alcohol to a 19-year-old working with the Steamboat Springs Police Department. The compliance check hit 44 businesses across the city, equating to a 93 percent compliance rate.

Azteca Taqueria, Bombay Bar and Grill, and Tequila’s were the only three to sell to the underage buyer, Steamboat Springs Police Capt. Joel Rae said Monday. Rae said it was the first violation for each business.

The 44 restaurants, liquor stores and gas stations were tested between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.

The liquor license holders for all three businesses now must appear at a hearing in front of the city’s liquor hearing officer. Potential penalties for first violations include a fine and/or suspension of the business’s liquor license.

Burst water pipe closes The Boathouse Pub

The Boathouse Pub will be closed until Wednesday or Thursday after a water pipe broke early Sunday morning. General Manager Joe Schuetz said a sprinkler system pipe broke on the second floor of the restaurant, and an alarm was reported to dispatchers at 12:07 a.m. Scheutz said repair work began by 1:30 a.m. and that the water damage is minimal.

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