News Release

VERO BEACH, Fla. July 31, 2019. The SAFIR Coalition (Substance Abuse Free Indian River) is recognizing 25 local establishments for successfully passing an alcohol compliance inspection. The SAFIR Coalition would like to acknowledge these establishments for working hard to combat underage drinking and alcohol abuse. All 25 establishments will receive a certificate from SAFIR honoring them for a job well done.

The recent alcohol compliance checks consist of the Sebastian Police Department and other local and state agencies sending an undercover youth to attempt to purchase alcohol from bars, restaurants, or liquor stores. If the underage individual is successful in their purchase, the store or restaurant will fail the inspection, and the clerk will receive a notice to appear and be charged with a fine. Establishments that pass the compliance checks are those that request and validate ID from the underage individual preventing any purchase of alcohol.

SAFIR stands with these establishments in working to prevent underage drinking and caring for the youth of our community. To become a member of SAFIR or to learn more about their work in Indian River County, please visit www.safirc.org or call 772-770-4811.

Thank you to the following establishments for a job well done:

  • Speedway Convenience Store/Gas Station-700 US Highway 1
  • Publix Liquor Store-1451 Sebastian Boulevard
  • Walgreen’s Pharmacy-9595 US 1 Sebastian
  • Walmart Liquor Store – 2001 US 1, Sebastian
  • Dollar General-9200 Sebastian Boulevard, Sebastian
  • Sharkmart-9490 90th Avenue, Vero Beach
  • Winn-Dixie Grocery Store-995 Sebastian Blvd. Sebastian
  • Winn-Dixie Grocery Liquor Store-995 Sebastian Blvd, Sebastian
  • Publix Grocery Store-1451 Sebastian Blvd, Sebastian
  • Ballpark Liquor Store-9360 90th Avenue, Sebastian
  • Walgreen’s Pharmacy-999 Sebastian Blvd, Sebastian
  • Fellsmere N Grocery, Inc-106 N Broadway Street, Fellsmere
  • Fellsmere Sunoco – 2 N Broadway Street, Fellsmere
  • Garcia Plaza Bakery, Inc – 2 S. Pine Street, Fellsmere
  • Fellsmere Citgo – 6 S Oak Street, Fellsmere
  • Azteca Mexican Store II – 22 S. Lime Street, Fellsmere
  • LaFiesta Market – 12824 County Road 512, Fellsmere
  • Tacos Y Burritos Maizito – 69 N. Willow Street, Fellsmere
  • Las Tapatias Restaurant – 12798 County Road 512, Fellsmere
  • Racetrac #2484 – 9490 108th Avenue, Fellsmere
  • A Plus Store #40348H- 9020 County Road 512, Fellsmere
  • Cumberland Farms Store – 957 Fellsmere Road, Sebastian
  • Strike Zone Entertainment Center – 730 S Fleming St., Sebastian
  • Rocket Fuel- 1940 S US-1, Vero Beach