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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 26, 2006

Liquor board supports revocation of Valero's alcohol license

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Liquor Control Board of Review continues to support the revocation of the package liquor license held by the Valero station at 500 E. 10th St. The revocation request was made by the Regulated Industries Division of the Neighborhood and Community Services Department.

In a unanimous vote April 20, the Liquor Control Board of Review and the Regulated Industries Division agreed that alcohol sales at this Valero station (formerly Diamond Shamrock) contributed to criminal activity in and around the property. Valero must discontinue sales of alcohol within 10 days of the hearing date.

"There is evidence that the presence of alcohol sales at that location contributes to assaults and other criminal activity in the vicinity of the store," said Judy Hadley, manager of the Regulated Industries Division.

Testimony in the hearing showed that during the previous licensing year, there were 237 calls for service made to the Police Department, including several assaults and aggravated assaults.

Under City ordinance, the Regulated Industries Division first recommends revocation or denial of a license. The license holder may continue selling alcohol until a hearing is held before the Liquor Control Board of Review. The board then determines whether there is sufficient cause for the action requested by the Regulated Industries Division. The board is made up of five regular members and two alternates.

For more information, call Vic Cook, Regulated Industries Division, (816) 784-9000.

    
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