Police: 3 Evanston restaurants sold alcohol to minors

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

Three Evanston restaurants have been cited for underage alcohol sales, police said today.

Bluestone, Farmhouse Evanston and World of Beer were cited during compliance checks Sept. 9 and 16, according to police. They targeted 42 locations using minors who asked to buy alcohol under police supervision.

Police said they conduct the compliance checks every year in cooperation with the Evanston Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, but this year’s rounds were scheduled to coincide with the beginning of Northwestern’s academic year. Incoming freshmen moved in Monday, and Fall Quarter classes start Tuesday.

Farmhouse Evanston, 703 Church St., and World of Beer, 1601 Sherman Ave., are among the city’s newest restaurants serving alcohol. World of Beer opened in January and Farmhouse Evanston on July 10.

A hearing has been scheduled Sept. 24 for Bluestone, 1932 Central St. It remains unclear when the two other restaurants have hearings, but police said they have been slated.

— Patrick Svitek