Officials Investigating Companies For North Shore Holiday Parties
The Honolulu Liquor Commission and other agencies are investigating two businesses connected to Oahu holiday parties that allegedly violated emergency health regulations stemming from the coronavirus outbreak.
The Memorial Day weekend parties at Waimea Bay Beach Park and Kaena Point State Park may also have broken liquor and permitting laws, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Tuesday.
A complaint against Candy Ice LLC and No Smoke Entertainment alleges alcoholic drinks were served at the events Saturday and Sunday without permits.
Authorities found about 200 people and more than 170 cars at the Kaena Point gathering Sunday night, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources said.
A group called Protect Waimea filed the complaint with the liquor commission, the land and natural resources department, police and other agencies.
Candy Ice and No Smoke Entertainment do not have liquor licenses and therefore are outside the liquor commission’s regulatory oversight. They have not been fined but could face criminal charges, the agency said.
Business registration documents for Candy Ice filed with the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs lists a Schofield Barracks address for its agent, Ariana Darcy, who could not immediately be reached.
Police and the Honolulu city parks division did not immediately respond to questions.
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