Kalispell Liquor Store Could be Closed Over Violations

By Beacon Staff

A Kalispell liquor store faces the loss of its state contract over several violations, including selling liquor-filled chocolates and failing to file paperwork with state regulators.

The Revenue Department issued a final agency decision in January that BYOB Liquor should lose its contract. On Wednesday, owner Donna Glantz will ask a district judge in Kalispell to allow her business to remain open while she appeals.

Agency attorney Joel Silverman says BYOB violated its contract on several counts, including selling liquor to a bar owned by Glantz’s son without collecting payment at time of delivery, giving BYOB an undisclosed interest in Polson Beer, Wine and Liquor.

The state also found that Glantz owns the building that houses her son’s bar and was not charging him rent, giving her an undisclosed interest in the bar.

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