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Georgetown Dean & Deluca Fined $30,000 for Allegedly Serving Alcohol to a Minor

The popular Georgetown grocery store also had its liquor license revoked for 35 days after apparently serving alcohol to a minor for the fourth time in four years

If you stroll into Georgetown's Dean & Deluca Saturday looking for a bottle of red, you'll have to look somewhere else: The upscale grocery store on M Street NW has had its liquor license revoked for 35 days after apparently being caught serving alcohol to a minor.

The store, located at 3276 M St. NW, is accused of violating D.C law by providing alcohol to a minor on Aug. 28, 2018, according to a D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration document.

According to ABRA, Dean & Deluca has been fined $30,000 and had its liquor license suspended for 35 days after resolving the charges.

The D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Board also noted that this is the fourth time Dean & Deluca has violated the "Sale to Minor" rule within four years.

The nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program, which works to prevent drunk driving and underage drinking, tweeted about the decision Saturday morning, saying, "Thinking about selling alcohol to underage persons in D.C.? Think again."

Washington City Paper reports that it's "business as usual" at the Northwest spot.

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