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Clerks, bartenders cited at 16 Putnam County businesses

The Putnam County Sheriff's Office says 16 local businesses sold alcohol to an underage customer during a recent visit. (MGN Online)

Clerks and bartenders were cited for selling alcohol to underage customers at nearly 30 percent of the establishments targeted in a compliance check in Putnam County.

The West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration and Putnam County Sheriff’s Office conducted the underage compliance checks in August on convenience stores, restaurants and bars throughout the county.

Out of the 54 establishments visited, 16 sold to an underage person resulting in a 29.62 percent buy rate, according to news release from the sheriff’s office.

Following are the establishments in non-compliance:

Pilot Travel Center #243, 4304 First Ave., Nitro

Riverside Café, 3680 B. Winfield Road, Winfield

Little General Store #5105, 4220 State Route 34, Hurricane

Barnyard BBQ, 1101 Hospital Drive, Hurricane

Smoker Friendly #42, 3524 Teays Valley Road/Mid Valley Square, Hurricane

Java Joe’s Café, 2949 Putnam Ave., Hurricane

Buzzard’s Roost Sideline Bar & Grill, 2572, US Route 60, Hurricane

Corner Mart, 21 Plantation Road, Pliny

Nicole’s, 103 A Roosevelt Blvd., Eleanor

Ivy’s – Teays Valley, 100 Clubhouse Drive, Hurricane

Casa Grande Mexican Grill, 101 Roosevelt Blvd. Suite C, Eleanor

Eleanor Piggly Wiggly, Route 62, Eleanor

Halftime Café, #1 Putnam Village Shopping Center, Teays Valley

Hidden Creek Merchantile, 2803 Main St., Hurricane

EZ Street, 2796 Winfield Road, St. Albans

Bottom’s Up Nightclub, 1662 Charleston Road, Poca


Here are the establishments that were in compliance:

One Stop # 8027, 184 Main St., Poca

Sam’s Hotdog’s, Rt. 1 Box 8, Poca

Fruth Pharmacy, 4012 Teays Valley Road, Scott Depot

Fireside Grille, 439 State Route 34, Hurricane

Mid Valley Mart, 3706 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane

Island Teriyaki, 3522, Teays Valley Road, Hurricane

New Orleans Coffee House, 410 Hurricane Creek Road, Hurricane

OD’s Tavern, 8008 State Route 34 S., Hurricane

Fruth Pharmacy #20, 501 Roosevelt Blvd., Eleanor

Eleanor Egnor Exxon, 903 Roosevelt Blvd., Eleanor

Fat Patty’s, 4156 State Route 34, Hurricane

Sheetz # 517, 1457 Charleston Road, Poca

Bogie’s Place, 3702 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane

Mountaineer Post # 9097 VFW, 3832 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane

Kroger # 784, 302 Teays Center, Scott Depot

Walgreen’s #12678, 3000 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane

Applebee’s Grill & Bar, 60 Liberty Square, Hurricane

Winfield Quick Stop, 3502 Winfield Road, Winfield

Fruth Pharmacy # 13, 12803 Winfield Road, Winfield

Buffalo Tiger Mart, 4200 Buffalo Road, Buffalo

Dollar General # 10429, 4000 Buffalo Road, Buffalo

Clark’s Pump N Shop #13A, 5011 Winfield Road, Frazier’s Bottom

Italian Grill & Deli, 17 Putnam Village Drive, Hurricane

Mimi’s – Liberty Square, #5 Liberty Square, Hurricane

Speedway # 9384, 2300 U.S. Route 60, Culloden

Gus’s Mart, 1805 U.S. Route 60, Hurricane

Go Mart # 25, 415 Hurricane Creek Road, Hurricane

Little General Store # 5102, 308 Big Hurricane Creek Road, Hurricane

Millie’s Coffee House, 3380 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane

Dollar General Store # 612, 3554 Teays Valley Road, Ste. # 110, Hurricane

CVS Pharmacy # 7124, 3901, Teays Valley Road, Hurricane

Lisa’s, 4009 State Route 34, Hurricane

Texas Jim’s #5, 4017 State Route 34, Hurricane

Sophia’s, 417 Hurricane Creek Road, Hurricane

Speedway # 9233, 4010 First Ave., Nitro

Kelly’s Hot Spot V, 200 Great Teays Blvd., Scott Depot

Gino’s Pizza, 4116 First Ave., Nitro

Country Roads Night Life, 100 Putnam Village #2 and #3, Hurricane

The Governor’s Highway Safety Program provided funding for the compliance checks.

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