By LINDA G. RASTELLI
In what could be the start of a long process, Best Liquors’ owner Sunny Sharma has begun appealing his case to the states Alcoholic Beverage Control division in an effort to block the borough of Red Bank from permanently yanking his liquor license.
Last night, in a session that took less than 10 minutes, the council unanimously passed two resolutions: one to revoke the store’s retail distribution license, and the second, to deny renewal when its two-year term ends at midnight tomorrow.
Last week, the council found Sharma guilty of seven charges, five of which alleged sales to underaged persons.
Those sales were the tipping point that prompted Councilwoman Grace Cangemi to be part of the unanimous revocation vote, she said last night.
“It was too many sales to minors,” she said.