Park Ridge sushi restaurants fail alcohol compliance check
Updated: October 14, 2012 12:19PM
PARK RIDGE — Two Park Ridge restaurants recently failed an alcohol-sale compliance check conducted by the city and Illinois State Police when employees allegedly sold alcoholic beverages to underage informants.
The Aug. 30 operation covered 17 Park Ridge establishments that hold liquor licenses and involved a teenage informant attempting to purchase an alcoholic beverage from each business, explained Park Ridge Deputy Police Chief Lou Jogmen.
Maki Sushi, 12 S. Northwest Highway, and Blu Fish Sushi, 130 N. Northwest Highway, failed the compliance check when the undercover informant was served an alcoholic beverage, according to police.
Maki Sushi employee Kami Sasi, 43, of the 6000 block of North Damen Avenue, Chicago, and Blu Fish Sushi employee Jee Eun Jeong, 32, of the 4200 block of Linden Tree Lane, Glenview, were identified as having allegedly served the alcohol, according to police. Each was charged with delivery of alcohol to an underage person and assigned an Oct. 9 adjudication hearing.
Owners of the restaurants can face fines or suspension of their liquor licenses.
Establishments that passed the sting, which is normally conducted twice annually, were Andrews Open Pit, Noodles & Company, Pickwick Restaurant, Houlihan’s, Gumba Joe’s, Hay Carumba, Nonna Silvia’s, Morningfields, Walgreens (Touhy Avenue and Devon Avenue locations), CVS, Osco, Dominick’s, Trader Joe’s and WineStyles.
Six establishments with liquor licenses were not visited during the six-hour initiative, Jogmen said. Those include Affresco, Chipotle, D’Agostino’s Pizza, Spuntino Pizza, Perry’s and Siam Thai.~.