A clerk at was accused on April 1 of selling liquor without a license, which was revoked recently by liquor commissioner and mayor Edward Zabrocki.
Last week Zabrocki organized an informal meeting and told store owner his liquor license would be suspended between April 1 and 3 because of ongoing health and liquor violations. Not only has Tinley 24/Seven been caught selling liquor to minors, Zabrocki noted, but the refrigerators in the adjacent deli were about 30 degrees warmer than they should have been by law. He also said some food items were passed their expiration date.
A “No Alcohol Sales” sign was posted near the cash register, though the clerk apparently ignored it. So did a male customer.
Sabja Mashni, 46, of the 7700 block of 162nd Place in Tinley Park, was charged with liquor violation for selling two bottles of wine around 7:30 p.m., police said.
Police said they stopped the man shortly thereafter to verify the transaction and then ticketed Mashni before closing the store.
As of Monday afternoon, Tinley 24/Seven was still closed and Casper had not contacted the village, Zabrocki said. The store "will not be opened again until all the health issues are addressed," and it passes a village inspection, he said.
"I'm in the process of talking with the village," Casper responded, admitting that he hadn't yet called Zabrocki even though "the items are removed that (Zabrocki) complained about."