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Letter: No help for Chinatown with liquor store license

  • GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Maunakea Liquor & Grocery’s license to sell alcohol has come up for renewal. The store has been under scrutiny by the Chinatown community and the Liquor Commission because of complaints by neighbors regarding public drinking, drug dealing and other crimes.

It was disappointing to hear that a troubled liquor store in the area will have its liquor license renewed even after the mayor, a state senator, City Councilwoman and many community members all testified against a renewal due to crime, drug usage and even deaths taking place in front of the establishment (“Shop to get license despite protest,” Star-Advertiser, June 20). Read more

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