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SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) -- Macey's grocery store in Spanish Fork will be prohibited from selling beer during the first two weeks of October.
Two weeks of no beer sales is expected to cost the store 18-thousand dollars in sales revenue. However, it's a good deal compared to no beer sales for six months, which is what the store was facing after police caught two clerks selling to minors.
Yesterday, the City Council opted to shorten the store's punishment because of a change in city ordinance eliminating a mandatory six-month beer license suspension. Also because of the store's pro-active program to train its employees regarding beer sales.
The clerks sold the beverages to underage "sting" buyers during police undercover operations in May and July. City documents show one of the clerks was reprimanded and demoted, while the other was fired.
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