- Associated Press - Thursday, April 30, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A Fairview liquor store is closed and its five employees are looking for work after the state board voted to deny its renewal application.

KTUU reports (https://bit.ly/1biaXq1) residents and the Fairview assembly complained the store was inciting crime and public drunkenness, but Spirits of Alaska owner Bridget Thompson says the move benefits a competing store nearby.

The Alaska Alcoholic Beverage Control Board usually upholds recommendations by local government bodies when they say a shop should lose its license.

Thompson is appealing the decision, saying she’s being punished “for the sins of the city.”

Fairview Community Council President Christopher Constant said while this won’t entirely solve the problem, reducing the amount of alcohol available for sale in Fairview helps mitigate potential issues.



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Information from: KTUU-TV, https://www.ktuu.com

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