Off-licence in Queen’s Park banned from selling alcohol

Mace Food and Wine in Salusbury Road (Pic credit: Google streetview)

Mace Food and Wine in Salusbury Road (Pic credit: Google streetview) - Credit: Archant

A convenience store in Queen’s Park which sold alcohol to children and outside of permitted hours has had its licence revoked.

Mace Food and Wine in College Parade, Salusbury Road, also carried out practices which encouraged anti-social behaviour in the area including providing drinkers with plastic cups.

The off-licence first came to the attention of Brent Police in 2013 when it was found to have sold a one litre bottle of high strength cider to a child and repeatedly allowed customers to buy alcohol after 11pm.

Last February, Brent Council revoked its licence after PC Nicola McDonald, Licensing Officer for Brent, gave evidence against the store.

The shop appealed the decision and was allowed to continue selling alcohol however in December last year it was caught selling booze outside of permitted hours and its licence was temporarily suspended.

An appeal to try and win back its licence was due to be heard today but the licencee of the store withdrew his bid.

PC McDonald said: “This has been a long process. The authorities in Brent have a zero tolerance to licensed premises selling alcohol to children and causing crime and disorder.

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“We will use all available powers to prevent this practice and strive to remove all illegal activity from our licensed premises.”