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Wheeler's Market Manager Awaits Approval of Alcohol Licenses

Raj Patel of Wheeler's Market Inc. was before the board for approval of the transfer of both an annual wine and malt package store license and a seasonal all-alcohol package store license from Desiderata Packaged Goods LLC contingent on his attorney providing this information.

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Adams Officials Seeking Safe Way to Celebrate Halloween

The state is expected to provide some guidance on trick or treating this week but going door to door is probably unlikely because of the novel coronavirus.

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Pittsfield Licensing Board Approves Manager Change; Extends Permit

The Licensing Board approved a change of manager for Mission Restaurant and allowed the International House of Tacos to hold onto its alcohol permit for a few more months.

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Licensing Board Withdraws Rusty Anchor's Serving Permit

The Licensing Board made an about-face and voted 3-2 to rescind the Rusty Anchor's temporary extension of the premise.

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North Adams Movieplex to Serve Wine, Beer

The commission heard from theater manager Scott Ingalls and attorney F. Sydney Smithers on Tuesday to discuss the beer and wine application.

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Pizzeria to Open in Former Daddyo's Diner on East Street

The board approved license last Wednesday for the "Crust" moving into 505 East St., site of the former Daddyo's Diner.

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Barcelona Tapas & Bar to Begin Renovation of Pittsfield Building

After some months of discussion, the Licensing Board approved an alteration of premise on Monday, allowing the owner to begin interior renovations on the former Johnny's Beach Club at 87 Wahconah St.

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Pittsfield Licensing Board Give Jae’s Grille a Warning

The board tabled the agenda item last Monday after a show cause hearing and told Jae's Grille manager Bonnie Hayden and the restaurant's owners that as long as there are no more issues, the matter will stay tabled for the rest of the year.

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Williamstown Convenience Store Hit With Double License Suspension

The enforcement actions arise out of a November sting operation conducted by the Police Department against the store that resulted in eight criminal charges against one of its three full-time employees.

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Licensing Board Want More Information Barcelona Tapas' Future

The owners indicated this summer that instead of opening the former Johnny's Beach Club as a tapas bar, they planned to improve the site in hopes of selling it.

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North Adams License Board OKs Package Store Transfer, Licenses

The Licensing Board has approved the transfer of the package store license from Ed's Variety to Honey Beer & Wine Inc.

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New Owners of Chicks Bar & Grill Get License Transfer

The Selectmen have approved the transfer of an all-alcohol license to the new owners of the former Chicks Bar and Grill.

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New Owners of Chick's in Adams Plan Reopening

The Selectmen's License Subcommittee reviewed an all-alcohol license transfer for the bar on Wednesday that would allow the new owners of 128 Colombia St. to re-establish the pub.

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North Adams License Commission OKs One-Day Licenses

Two events to be held on July 25 and Aug. 29 as part of DownStreet Art events were approved for one-day licenses. The approvals were held over from applications at the June 18 meeting because Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts lacked the necessary liability insurance.

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Pot Shop Proposes Moving Into Adams Oasis Property

Another marijuana retail facility is seeking permission to operate in Adams, this one within the Oasis package store.

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Board Urges Sale Of Lach's Lounge Liquor License

Lach's Lounge is shut down for good and for now, no one else can take its place. The Licensing Board previously suspended the bar's liquor license after three years of repeated violent incidents. The board opted to suspend rather than revoke to give the bar's owner Michael Kruger a chance to sell the license. As of Monday, Kruger hasn't found a buyer.

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Late Night Party Earns Tito's A Warning From Licensing Board

The Licensing Board is giving Tito's Mexican Grille a warning after employees held a late night party inside the establishment. According to Police Capt. Michael Grady, officers were called to the Depot Street restaurant just before 3 a.m. on Saturday, February 16th for a disturbance. Upon arrival, officers didn't find a disturbance outside but could see about a dozen people inside drinking and music playing.

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North Adams License Board Advises Against Home-Rule Petition

David Atwell, owner of Dave's Package Store at the corner of Eagle and River streets, had approached the commission seeking information about how he could gain a license to sell hard liquor.

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Williamstown Encourages Short-Term Rental Owners to Register with State

Late last year, in response to the explosion in short-term rentals because of the success of online services like Airbnb and VRBO, the Legislature passed a regulatory regime that was signed into law by Gov. Charlie Baker.

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Adams Ale House Seeking New Management

Last week, building owner Nathan Girard told the board that the current managers are leaving at the end of the year. That made the restaurant and pub's future uncertain.

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Lach's Lounge Shutting Down For Good

Lach's Lounge is shutting down after three troubling years with violence. The bar on Fenn Street will remain closed following yet another hearing with the Licensing Board. Owner Michael Kruger told the board that he plans to shut down and the Licensing Board approved an indefinite license suspension to allow him to sell the license to someone else.

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Police Call For Revocation Of Lach's Lounge Liquor License

Police are asking the Licensing Board to shut down Lach's Lounge. Lach's Lounge is currently shut down until mid-November when it will have a hearing before the Licensing Board after a police investigation into a shooting and alleged drug dealing. The latest pile onto a lengthy history of instances at the bar and for that, Police have asked for the liquor license to be revoked.

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