The Department of Consumer Protection Liquor Control Division conducted alcohol compliance checks on six bars and restaurants in Newtown a few weeks ago and found that half of them allegedly failed, officials said in a press release.
On Sept. 23, liquor department agents worked with Newtown police tested six establishments in town for alcohol compliance by sending in volunteer youths who attempted to buy alcohol, officials said. Three of the bars and restaurants allegedly failed the checks.
The department said Pacific Asian Restaurant, 123 South Main St.; Pub 25 American Grille, 266 South Main St.; and The Inn at Newtown, 19 Main St. were the businesses that failed the compliance checks. The press release did not indicate which businesses passed the checks.
These three businesses that failed may face administrative penalities and could be called to a hearing before the Liquor Control Commission to address the charges, officials said.