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The Eden Prairie Police Department is at 8080 Mitchell Road.

Fourteen people in Eden Prairie eateries were charged with serving liquor to a minor as part of undercover alcohol compliance testing by the Eden Prairie Police Department, according to a series of criminal complaints filed in Hennepin County. 

In late October and early November, an undercover officer went into an Eden Prairie business that sells alcohol with an adult under 21 who had a Minnesota driver's license showing their real age, the complaints said. The person under 21 then ordered an alcoholic beverage. 

The charges were to employees of the following restaurants:

  • Great Mandarin Restaurant, 8251 Flying Cloud Drive
  • Bowerlo Sports Bar, 12200 Singletree Lane
  • Lion’s Tap Restaurant, 16180 Flying Cloud Drive
  • Champps Restaurant, 8010 Glen Drive
  • Pizza Karma, 8451 Joiner Way
  • Applebee's, 8421 Joiner Way
  • Peoples Organic Coffee and Wine, 990 Prairie Center Drive
  • Tavern 4&5 Restaurant, 16396 Wagner Way
  • Residence Inn hotel, 7780 Flying Cloud Drive
  • Gigo Bros. House, 6407 City West Parkway
  • Red's Savoy Pizza, 582 Prairie Center Drive
  • Hilton Hotel, 16330 Point Chase
  • Indian Cuisine, 6403 City West Parkway
  • Lotus Leaf, 7922 Mitchell Road

At Great Mandarin, Bowlero, Lion's Tap, Champp's, Residence Inn, Hilton Hotel, Indian Cuisine, Lotus Leaf and Tavern 4&5, the people charged asked to see identification, which correctly listed an age under 21, and served alcohol to the person under 21 anyway, the complaints allege.

At Pizza Karma, Applebee's, Red's Savoy Pizza, Gigo Bros. House and Peoples Organic, the people charged didn't ask to see identification before or after taking the order for an alcoholic beverage and served alcohol to the person under 21, according to the complaints.

Eden Teller is the multimedia reporter for Eden Prairie News. She's passionate about fostering productive conversations and empowering communities. When she's not reporting, she can be found reading a book, on a hike or tackling home improvement projects.

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