Crisp Harvest Market opened its first location in the University District of Seattle, Washington yesterday. I was lucky to be there for the opening and was one of their first customers. Crisk Harvest Markets offer farm-fresh local and regional produce, including organic and specialty items, at low prices. To learn more, click here: http://www.crispharvestmarket.com/index2.htm.
Uncertainty still surrounds the appointment of a new Executive Director of the OLCC. Merle Lindsey was named the Interim Executive Director of the OLCC by the Commissioners on October 25, 2012. The Commission appointed him to this position after former Executive Director Steve Pharo announced his retirement, which was in part precipitated by a public
The TTB Recently Issued Guidance on Social Media Advertising The TTB recently issued Industry Circular 2013-01, “Use of Social Media in the Advertising of Alcohol Beverages.” You can find it here. Social Media = Advertising In short, the Circular’s point is that the TTB considers social media to be advertising, and, as such, it is
The OLCC recently adopted amendments to OAR 845-006-0347 that increased the sanctions for certain types of unlawful activity that a licensee permits to occur on the licensed premises. Before the amendment, violations involving permitting unlawful activity on the premises were category III violations. Now, violations that involve death, serious physical injury, use or attempted use
The OLCC recently amended OAR 845-006-0345 to set a uniform standard for when licensees must allow OLCC inspectors and police officers to enter the premises to conduct a reasonable search to ensure compliance with Oregon’s alcoholic beverage laws. In short, a licensee must allow an OLCC inspector or police officer to enter the premises if
Yesterday, I talked about a recent rule change regarding allow law enforcement officers access to licensed premises. The change was to OAR 845-006-0345. This rule contains a number of other prohibitions that can result in serious violations. As such, it’s worth summarizing the prohibitions here even though there were no changes related to them. Drinking