Wong's Chinese Restaurant
an employee sold marijuana to a patron
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