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After Years-Long Legal Battle, San Francisco Liquor Store Loses License

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – A liquor store in San Francisco's Mission District had its license to sell booze revoked Thursday as the culmination of a three-year administrative process.

The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control took away the license of Bob's Liquor and Grocery, which is in the 2900 block of Harrison, because they sold alcohol to minors.

KCBS' Bob Melrose Reports:

"This store sold alcohol to minors three times within a three-year period, and that's obviously a violation of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act," said John Carr of the ABC. "Whenever you have three violations within three years, the ABC can revoke the license, and in this case we did."

The incidents occurred between December 2005 and October 2008. Carr said that the agency has spent the last three years going through the process to revoke the liquor license, but the store's owner fought back in every way possible. The owner refused to comment.

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