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Minneapolis Rejects Sunday Liquor Sales Settlement with Surdyk's

April 18, 2017 08:44 PM

The City of Minneapolis rejected a deal with Surdyk's Liquor & Cheese Shop that would lessen sanctions placed on the store after it chose to open on a Sunday, before a new law went into effect.

The city's Community Development and Regulatory Service Committee rejected the settlement at its Monday meeting, according to Casper Hill, the city's media relations coordinator.

The settlement would have imposed a $6,000 fine and a 10-day suspension on the store. The original sanction was a 30-day suspension, $3,500 in citations and a $2,000 civil penalty.

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Hill said Surdky's and the city will have to renegotiate the penalty agreement. If an agreement is reached, it will go before the committee at its May 16 meeting.

If an agreement is not reached before May 16, the committee will hold a hearing to consider a penalty.

The Northeast Minneapolis liquor store opened its doors on March 12 after a bill was passed allowing Sunday sales. While the bill passed, Sunday sales are not allowed until July 2.

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