ABC director approves new permits

ABC director approves new permits

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - If a Newport convenience store wants to sell beer it had better ditch a few machines.

Gary "Bud" Roberts, director of the Department of Finance Administration's Alcoholic Beverage Control, approved a beer off premises permit for Sai Mart #2, 3200 Airbase Road, during the ABC board's March 16 meeting in Little Rock.

The application received no objections from the chief of police, according to the ABC's website.

However, an ABC investigator reported finding "gaming machines" on the premises.

Roberts approved the permit on the condition the store removes all of the machines and submits to a re-inspect by ABC Enforcement.

Roberts also approved a new restaurant beer and wine permit for Puerto Jaivo, 1000 Ohlendorf Road in Osceola.

Roberts also approved new private club permits for Lost Pizza Co., 906-A Southwest Dr., and The Parsonage 322, 322 Main St., both of Jonesboro after receiving no objections.

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