Joliet fines banquet hall for liquor law violation
October 8, 2013 11:58AM
Updated: November 10, 2013 6:23AM
The Joliet Liquor Commission announced that La Hacienda de Las Americas banquet hall has been fined $1,000 for reselling alcohol bought from a retailer.
“Purchasing alcohol at stores such as Sam’s Club or Costco and then reselling it in an establishment is a direct violation of the law and will not be tolerated in Joliet,” Mayor and Liquor Commissioner Thomas Giarrante said in a statement issued Tuesday.
Liquor licensees must buy beer, wine and spirits from licensed liquor distributors, Giarrante said.
Juan Jaime, owner of La Hacienda de Las Americas, at 24 E. Ohio St., pleaded guilty to the charge, according to the statement.