Pact to inspect IDs at liquor stores falters

Posted: Monday, June 28, 2010

ANCHORAGE — Many Anchorage liquor stores that entered a voluntary agreement to check all IDs not been doing so.

Mike Gutierrez, the Anchorage Assemblyman behind the agreement, said the effort didn’t last even three months.

Now the Brown Jug chain has asked another assemblyman, Bill Starr, to help get rid of mandatory ID checks at the new Brown Jug outlet in the Tikahtnu Commons mall. It’s the only store in the city that’s required by law to card everyone.

The assembly approved a move to last November to make the ID checks a condition of giving a zoning permit to the new store.

Bob Klein, the sales and marketing director for the chain, said the new store is at a competitive disadvantage.

Starr’s proposal to remove the requirement is set for public hearing July 27.

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