Geneva restaurants fined over liquor violations
Two Geneva businesses received fines and license suspensions Monday for selling alcohol to a person younger than 21.
Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns, the city's liquor commissioner, announced the measures at a hearing before the city council meeting. Both licensees agreed with the facts contained in reports from Geneva police. The police used an undercover civilian agent, a 19-year-old woman, to check compliance in June.
Sergio's Cantina and Fiora's Restaurant agreed to pay a $1,000 fine each. Fiora's license will be suspended Friday. Sergio's will be suspended Aug. 23.
Negotiations for punishment for a third business facing an accusation, the EvenFlow nightclub, are ongoing.
Servers from the three businesses were also issued tickets.
The city tests liquor licensees every year during the week of the Swedish Days festival. It warns them by letter that the check will be conducted.
EvenFlow was fined $1,000, and had its license suspended for a day, in December. Its owner had been discovered drinking in the club at 4 a.m., two hours after closing time.