The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) in conjunction with the Southeast Nebraska Coalition, conducted compliance checks at 11 retail outlets.
During the checks conducted Saturday, June 2, five businesses in Thayer County were found to be non-compliant after selling alcohol to minors, for a non-compliant rate of 45%. The retail outlets checked during the collaborative effort included convenience, liquor, and grocery stores as well as restaurants and bars.
The locations that failed were:
Betty’s Place, 120 Main Street, Bruning
Casey’s General store #1576, 105 S 13th Street Hebron
L & R Hitching Post, 362 D Street, Carleton
Base Hit Bar, 102 S Maple Avenue, Davenport
Hebron Liquor Store, 248 S 13th Street, Hebron
Locations that passed the compliance checks were:
Brand X Saloon, 441 Lincoln Avenue, Hebron
Toads Bar & Lounge, C Street, Belvidere
Pioneer Inn, 302 Main St., Gilead
81 Express, 1375 Dove Road, Hebron
Bottle Shop, 123 N 4th, Hebron
Bruning Food Mart, 6206 Spur 85C, Bruning
Compliance checks are conducted to help communities determine the extent of the problem of alcohol sales as a source of youth access to alcohol. Local law enforcement conducts compliance checks to ensure that businesses are in compliance with the state’s youth alcohol laws.