Resort Pays Fine to Montana
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Montana resort has agreed to pay $370,000 to the state after revenue officials threatened to pull its liquor licenses.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported Monday that Yellowstone Club bars and restaurants agreed to the fine to keep four liquor licenses and receive an additional license.
Yellowstone Club’s Base Lodge Lounge, Timberline, H&K Spirits, and Rainbow Lodge Lounge told the Montana Department of Revenue they sold and stored alcohol at unlicensed locations.
Officials seized 2,979 bottles of liquor, 3,108 bottles of wine, 2,954 bottles and cans of beer, and 31 beer kegs at the resort and in warehouses in January and February.
The state will suspend each bar and restaurant from serving alcohol for seven to 20 days at the 24 square-mile private resort in southwest Montana.
Information from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle, http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com