During the evening hours of Thursday, April 3, 2008, the Rapid City Police Department conducted compliance checks of alcohol establishments. A total of 20 establishments were checked, 19 of the establishments were found to be in compliance and one of the establishments; Gas Depot (Fresh Start), 520 Birch Avenue sold alcohol to underage police informants. The seller, Andrea Lynn Thorn (20) of Rapid City was issued a court appearance citation and released. Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor is a Class 2 misdemeanor punishable by 30 days in jail, $500.00 fine or both. The following establishments were in compliance:
Loaf ‘N Jug 1601 Haines Ave
SPF Superpumper 2215 Haines Ave
Cenex 1160 La Crosse St
The Horseshoe Bar 1407 ½ E North St
Prairie Bottle Market 13 New York St.
Hall Inn 214 E St Joseph St
Warehouse Bar 200 E Main St
BJ’s (formerly Kusler’s) 701 E. St Patrick St
The Stampede 640 E St Patrick St
Rodeway Inn 2208 Mt Rushmore Rd
Common Cents 1129 W Omaha St
Days Inn Lounge 725 Jackson Blvd
Family Thrift Center 751 Mountain View Rd
Shooters 2424 W. Main St
Meadowood Lounge 3809 Sturgis Rd
Canyon Lake Liquors 4244 Canyon Lake Dr
Loaf ‘N Jug 4260 Canyon Lake Dr
Common Cents Food Store 4128 Canyon Lake Dr.
Canyon Lake Pub 4116 Jackson Blvd
The Rapid City Police Department is committed to protecting the youth in the community and will continue to conduct compliance checks in an effort to reduce underage consumption of alcohol. Since January 1, 2008, a total of 12 alcohol establishments have failed alcohol compliance checks by selling to underage police informants.