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. 

Jennifer June 26, 2012 at 12:29 PM
Issued $100 or $100 fines?
iCitizen June 26, 2012 at 12:51 PM
Sounds like a deal to me...they all got 100 bucks! YAY!
Liana Rogue June 26, 2012 at 02:40 PM
Why does Elmwood Pharmacy always has the biggest weirdos lingering about!
Chris Caesar June 26, 2012 at 03:45 PM
Fines! Thanks
robert wilson June 26, 2012 at 07:13 PM
Them hanging around the Elmwood keeps them all in one place, no need to be spreading them out.
Lori June 26, 2012 at 07:55 PM
That's an awfully small fine. They should be prohibited from selling cigarettes for one week.
Leslie June 26, 2012 at 11:31 PM
i agree with Lori. that would be a greater penalty. they probably sell $100 worth of cigarettes in a few hours.
Scott June 27, 2012 at 12:19 AM
Afew hours? A pack of cigarettes is averaging $8.00 a pack. They have the $100 fine covered in a matter of minutes.
donna June 27, 2012 at 02:36 AM
If liquor stores are not asking for id for ciggerettes are they asking for Id on alcohol sales ?????
stella June 27, 2012 at 10:48 AM
To say that Elmwood Pharmacy has a lot of weirdos hanging around i guess you dont get out much. All of malden square has a lot of people hanging around and if you dont know why its because of the easy access to the train station. So why would you single out one business establishment.
Tony H. June 27, 2012 at 03:54 PM
Ha! I’ve lived in Malden for 20 years and Elmwood has always had interesting people hanging around. Malden Station delivers the people and Elmwood, just by being a convenience store, sells the snacks and drinks for them to enjoy. Elmwood has saved me from sicknesses many times over the years though – when CVS and Walgreens are out of stock – Elmwood always has it!
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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