The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission charged Spec's Wines, Spirits and Finer Foods with a host of violations and asked that a Texas administrative court either fine the company $713 million or yank the license for each of its 164 stores. But the judges said the only charge that the commission proved was that Spec's might have paid an invoice a day or two late. The court issued Spec's only a warning. But the investigation cost Spec's more than $1 million in legal fees and other costs, and the three-year freeze the commission imposed on issuing Spec's new licenses until the case was resolved kept it from expanding.
"She's a favorite of the Russians and they have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her so far."
Workers say they've had their hours cut and lost other benefits, such as health insurance. If only someone could have predicted that.
The company says it will sell only tobacco, mint, and menthol pods unless and until the FDA officially approves other varieties.
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