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State suspends Pine Street Saloon’s liquor license 

Pine Street Saloon closed

Saloon to be closed for 25 days

–On Thursday, California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) posted a Notice of Suspension at the Pine Street Saloon located at 1234 Pine Street in Paso Robles. The license is suspended for 25 days and alcohol sales are prohibited during the suspension period.

The license was suspended because an employee engaged in the illegal sale of marijuana, the ABC reports. If the licensee engages in similar violations during the probationary period additional suspensions of license privileges can occur.

During a six-week undercover investigation, Daniel French, an employee at Pine Street Saloon sold or furnished marijuana to undercover ABC agents, the report says. French has pled no contest to selling or furnishing marijuana and has been sentenced to 60 days in County Jail and three years formal probation.

The Pine Street Saloon is the oldest saloon in Paso Robles with a rich history going back to at least 1860.

ABC is a state agency tasked with administering prevention and enforcement programs designed to increase compliance with California’s alcoholic beverage laws. ABC licensees and their employees are encouraged to take advantage of ABC’s free LEAD training program, Licensee Education on Alcohol and Drugs.

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