A state commission overseeing businesses that hold alcohol licenses found recently that the made inappropriate purchases of bottled liquor from a package store.
The state's Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission found the bar violated a state law concerning "sale of alcoholic beverages other than those purchased from a licensee ... or from a holder of a special permit." The decision came after a state investigator inspected the bar and found 10 bottles of liquor that had a "sticky residue-like substance on their exteriors," which is a sign the bottles had been purchase at a retail store, a violation of state rules for bars.
A manager of the Nite Lite Lounge, Steven Cheschi, admitted that he had purchased the alcohol from a package store, according to the investigator's report.
Because the bar has been open for almost 50 years, with no previous violations of state requirements, the ABCC voted to suspend the alcohol license for three days as punishment, but hold that punishment in abeyance for two years, provided no more violations occur in that span.