Wong's Chinese Restaurant
an employee sold marijuana to a patron
closing up
disturbances
assaults, damaged property
numerous dangerous situations
guns, knives, bottles, glasses and fists.
COPS ' ratings plunge.
PORTLAND, Ore. - At their monthly meeting Oct. 10, the commissioners of

the Oregon Liquor Control Commission ratified the following sanctions to

Oregon licensees as agreed in stipulated settlements.



Toad's Express Mart #224, 138 Hutchins Road, Sutherlin; will pay a

civil penalty of $1,155 or serve a seven-day suspension for selling,

serving or making alcoholic liquor available to a visibly intoxicated

person. Licensees are Glenn Zirkle, Ruth Zirkle, Richard Dyke, Eugene

Tish and Zeruiah Dyke of WSCO Petroleum Corporation.



Vera's/Chef Joden's, 122 West Central Street, Sutherlin; will pay a

civil penalty of $1,155 or serve a seven-day suspension for permitting

two minors to be in an area of the licensed premises which is prohibited

to minors. Licensees are Dennis Standers, Carol Vera and Richard Vera.



Poor Richard's Restaurant, 3907 NE Broadway, Portland; will pay a

$1,485 civil penalty or serve a nine-day suspension for allowing an

employee to sell, mix, or serve alcoholic beverages, or supervise those

who do, without a valid service permit. Licensees are Yu Sok So and

Myung Ok Oh of Yumyung Corporation.



Wong's Chinese Restaurant, 19449 SW Martinazzi Ave., Tualatin; will

pay a civil penalty of $4,620 or serve a 28-day suspension for

permitting illegal activity when an employee sold marijuana to a patron

on Aug. 30, 2007 and Oct. 11, 2007. Licensees are Jenny Wong and Walter

Wong.



AM/PM Mini Mart, 9560 NW Glencoe Road, Hillsboro; will pay a $1,485

civil penalty or serve a nine-day suspension for failing to verify the

age of a minor during a Washington County Sheriff's Office minor sales

check before allowing her to buy or be served an alcoholic beverage when

she reasonably appeared under 26 years of age. AM/PM Mini Mart will

also be removed from the Responsible Vendor Program. Licensee is

Tharwat Youssef of Youssef, Inc.



Moe's Southwestern Grill, 25725-H Gwen Drive, Wilsonville, will pay a

$2,640 civil penalty or serve a 16-day suspension for allowing employees

to sell, mix, or serve alcoholic beverages, or supervise those who do,

without a valid service permit. Licensee is Michael Goodman of Wraps of

Argyle Square, LLC.



The Spot Again, 117 S. Molalla Ave., Molalla, will pay a $1,485 civil

penalty or serve a nine-day suspension for allowing an employee to sell,

mix, or serve alcoholic beverages, or supervise those who do, without a

valid service permit. Licensees are Darrel Sandquist, Farrell

Sandquist, and Julie Sandquist of The Spot Again, Inc.



Tired Feat Tavern, 8431 SE 82nd Ave., Portland, will pay a civil

penalty of $1,485 or serve a nine-day suspension for allowing an

employee to sell, mix, or serve alcoholic beverages, or supervise those

who do, without a valid service permit. Licensees are John Chen and

Mellisa Chen of Woody's Enterprises, Inc.



City Sports Bar & Restaurant, 424 SW 4th Ave., Portland; has begun the

process to sell the business following a proposal for cancellation and

non-renewal of the liquor license for a history of serious and

persistent problems. As part of the stipulated settlement, the licensee

will surrender the liquor license and will stop selling, mixing or

serving alcoholic beverages by Jan. 31, 2009 or before, if the sale of

the business is completed before then. In the meantime, the licensee

has accepted a restriction on the license that all alcohol sales and

service will end by 12:30 a.m. and the premises will close by 1:00 a.m.

In addition, a letter of reprimand will be issued to the licensee that

will remain part of OLCC's permanent file. Licensees are Liem K. Mai

and Timmy A. Pearce of MPM Restaurants, LLC.



The history of serious and persistent problems involved disturbances,

unlawful activities including assaults, damaged property and numerous

dangerous situations for patrons and the police. Injuries have been

inflicted with guns, knives, bottles, glasses and fists. “This is

certainly the quickest resolution to close the business and eliminate

the threat to the public,” said Janice Kindrick, OLCC Regional

Enforcement Manager. “If we hadn't reached this agreement with the

licensee, it would have taken much longer to go through the legal

process of canceling the license.”



Sale of Related Items:

In a vote of 2-2, the commissioners denied the proposed rule change to

allow the sale of Oregon university/college logo giftware and apparel in

exclusive Oregon liquor stores.



The five citizen commissioners are the policy-making body of the OLCC.

They meet monthly for one or two days to make decisions on liquor

licenses, rules, contested case hearings and appointments of liquor

store agents. Commission meetings are held every other month at OLCC's

main office, 9079 SE McLoughlin Blvd., Room 103A in Portland.

Subsequent months, the meetings are held via phone. Agenda items can be

obtained on-line at http://www.oregon.gov/OLCC/public_meetings.shtml