On March 28, the owners of Quality Market, 150 North Beacon St., learned it's illegal to transport more than 20 gallons of adult beverages in your own vehicle after somebody alerted BPD to the above tweet and two detectives decided to conduct a snap inspection.
Sgt. Det. Robert Mulvey told the Boston Licensing Board this morning that an employee of the Kapoor brothers, who own both the market and the nearby Quality Liquors on Cambridge Street, had one of their workers use a Ford Explorer to move a number of 30 packs of Corona, Pabst Blue Ribbon and Modelo beer, among other brands, from the liquor store to the market, which also has a packie license, in violation of a state law that limits movements of more than 20 gallons of alcohol to vehicles owned by liquor distributors.
An attorney for the brothers said the market had run out of beer and that they were unaware of the state law when they had their worker move the beer. He said they were "deeply apologetic" and that it wouldn't happen again.
The market was also cited for violating a section of the state law that bars "transfer of stock between two retail package stores," even if the same family owns both.
"It is troubling," board member Keeana Saxon said, adding she hopes the two stores haven't been exchanging a lot of alcohol like that in the past.
The board decides Thursday what action, if any, to take.