Cognac Bistro, Jimmy's Bar & Oven and Russian Village have all been charged with serving alcohol to minors, reports Wicked Local Brookline. All three were caught back in July when requests for booze by "two 20-year-old female operatives" were granted, thereby violating the totally sensical social contract that 21-year-olds should be allowed to drink while 20-year-olds should not. The establishments were officially charged on Tuesday, but don't worry. The police chief "recommended that all three businesses continue to operate" though they can be shut down for at least three days if it happens again any time soon.
Two of the offending employees have since been fired, and it's been noted that one "was also occasionally rude to customers," so really this was a blessing in disguise. In other restaurant-related Brookline crime news, Grub Street also notes that a woman was arrested for "allegedly selling Ecstasy" in front of Peet's Coffee & Tea on Harvard St. Hey, that's one way to beat Starbucks.
· Brookline businesses busted for selling booze to minors [Wicked Local]
· Busted in Brookline: Cognac Bistro slapped for serving minors [GS]
· Woman charged in alleged Coolidge Corner drug deal [Wicked Local]