Which 13 Malden Stores Sold Cigs to Minors?

Of the 20 establishments that sell alcohol and tobacco products in Malden, a total of 13 establishments were found to be in violation during inspections by the Mystic Valley Tobacco Alcohol Program

13 Malden businesses were issued $100 fines for selling cigarettes to minors during a compliance check conducted by the Mystic Valley Tobacco Alcohol Program this year. 

The following businesses reportedly sold tobacco to children under 18, according to a release provided by City Hall: 

  • Elmwood Pharmacy, 299 Pleasant St.
  • Kappy’s, 77 Commercial St.
  • Lyons Liquors, 188 Ferry St.
  • Malden & Melrose Liquors, 619 Broadway
  • Oak Grove Variety, 9A Grove St.
  • Quarry Stone Convenience, 10 Overlook Ridge Dr.
  • Ricci Liquor Mart, 834 Main St.
  • Robinson’s, 1556 Eastern Ave.
  • Salem Market, 375 Salem St.
  • Stop & Shop, 99 Charles St.
  • Store 33, 33 Pleasant St.
  • Summer St. Fruit, 72 Summer St.
  • Vernon Liquors, 673 Eastern Ave.

“I would like to see our businesses doing all they can to discourage young people from smoking,” Mayor Gary Christenson said in the statement. 

robert wilson June 27, 2012 at 04:55 PM
Elmwood has been around as long as I can rember and I've lived in Malden fo 71 years, You're right Tony, there are some interesting people hang around there, always have been.
Joan Armstrong June 27, 2012 at 08:15 PM
Just a note..... The fine for Elmwood Pharmacy was from March 2012. Yes it was wrong everyone mades mistakes.. AND the Clerk had to pay the fina and was terminated!!!!!
Frank Mulligan July 20, 2012 at 08:38 PM
Anyone caught selling to minors. Fine $300.00 Can't sell CIGARETTES for 1 wek. This will show them we mean BUSSINESS.
Mike Noneya July 20, 2012 at 11:23 PM
Stores don't make grip off cig sales and the price increases have mostly been taxes. Cartons of Newports are sold in the duty free (tax free) store at Logan for $40. (I just called Missouri, which has the lowest tax on tobacco at .17 cents and a pack of Newports are $4.39) The Fed Tobacco tax is $1.01 and the Mass state tax is $2.51 They're mostly sold as a way to get people in the door, hoping they'll buy other things. Like a bottled water that's pumped out of Maine for Free, bought for around 17 cents a piece and sold for $1.29 (in some places). <a href="http://temp-onthecommons.gaiahost.net/node/1118">Poland Springs (AKA Nestle Inc) doesn't pay a dime to the people of Maine, mind you.</a> Stores run on volume sales. I used to work store 24 over nights and did inventory. We sold a lot less cigs then you'd expect. Stores are making most of their money on tonics, coffees, ice cream novelties, candy/snacks, bottled water, cigarillos....
Mike Noneya July 20, 2012 at 11:27 PM
People are STRANGE... when they are STRANGERS..


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