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Defiant Liquor Store Fined, Loses License

Defiant Liquor Store Fined, Loses License Click to Enlarge Photo: Surdyk's Facebook

Mar 14, 2017 at 5:11 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A Minneapolis liquor store that opened for Sunday business nearly four months before a new state law will allow it will lose its license for 30 days.

City officials announced the license suspension for Surdyk's on Monday, a day after owner Jim Surdyk threw open his doors and blasted it on social media.

The city also said it was fining Surdyk's $2,000, rather than $3,500 in citations first considered.

Surdyk can appeal.

Minnesota's new law allowing Sunday liquor sales doesn't take effect until July.

The license suspension will begin July 2, the first day liquor stores are allowed to begin selling alcohol on Sundays.

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