A Long Island City deli with a history of selling alcohol to minors had its license suspended on Sept. 27, according to the State Liquor Authority (SLA).
KNA Food Market, operated by Ali Kasem Al Awdiat at 24-02 34th Ave., had fines dating back to September 2013, when the SLA ordered the business to pay $4,500 for selling alcohol to a minor and for the “unauthorized extension” of the premise by making alcohol sales through an outside window.
The SLA on Wednesday decided to suspend KNA Food Market’s license after the deli sold alcohol to undercover officers posing as minors four times within the past year.
On Jan. 13, 2017, an agent entered KNA Food Market and bought two beers from an employee. The employee was arrested and charged for selling to a minor. Al Awdiat was behind the counter when the arrest occurred.
On March 3, Al Awdiat was arrested for selling alcohol to an undercover agent. Only three weeks later,