A store manager refuses to sell alcohol to me or my mother in law, do I have any options?

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June 23, 2019 / By Jaye

Question: My mother-in- law went into the convenient store to purchase two bottles of beer and they refused to sell it to her because she didn't have her driver's license on her. The clerk said to her when she walked in, "I know I do this to you all of the time, when you don't have your ID, but I still can't sell you any alcohol. This store manager has allowed her to purchase alcohol with her ID many other times, so the clerk is aware that she is over 21 years of age. My mother-in-law is 53 years old by the way! When my mother-in-law came out of the store, she explained the situation and asked me if I had my ID, and if I would mind going inside to purchase the beer for her. I am 30 years old and had my valid driver's license, so I said yes I will. When I went into the store to purchase the beer, the manager refused to allow me to purchase the beer. I asked why, and she said-quote "I can't sell you alcohol because you walked in with her” (my 53 yr old mother-in-law). I proceeded to question the manager and needless to say, I didn't get anywhere, so I got the corporate number, the manager’s name, and the store number and will be making a complaint with the company and the BBB. This all happened when we were the only customers, and it was at 9:00pm. Would there be any grounds for a lawsuit because the store manager refused to sell alcohol to a 53- year old African-American woman, and a 30 year old Caucasian woman?

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