Dry spell is ahead for city crępe cart

Eatery hit with violation for selling beer to 18-year-old

Authentic Crępes will not serve any beer or wine between Sept. 25 and 29 as a sanction for selling a bottle of Stella Artois, the Belgian beer, to an 18-year-old purchaser from the state Liquor Enforcement Division on July 26.

The crępe cart at Main Avenue and College Drive agreed to this settlement rather than go through a formal show-cause hearing with the state Licensing Authority, state records show.

Michel’s Corner, the legal name of the business, got l5 days suspended from its liquor license, but 10 days will be held in abeyance for one year as long as there are no further violations of the Colorado Liquor Code.

The business owner, Michel Poumay, was not available for comment on Wednesday.

The 18-year-old beer purchaser apparently went to several local restaurants and bars as part of the enforcement check, said a source in the hospitality industry who asked for anonymity because he did not have permission to speak on behalf of his business.

The purchaser was an attractive woman who could have easily passed for a 30-year-old.

“She was very hot,” the source said.

She was aggressive about demanding the alcohol, he added, calling it “very unfair.”

A bartender at another establishment got fired for serving her, said the same source.

As of Wednesday, the state Liquor enforcement made available records only of the violation at Authentic Crępes.

jhaug@durangoherald.com

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