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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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Licensing Board Puts A-Mart On Warning Following May Incident

Selling alcohol to an already intoxicated individual is against the law and, while the man was walking and not driving, the Licensing Board felt it posed a hazard. Licensing Board member Richard Stockwell said the severely intoxicated man could have easily been struck by a vehicle on that end of North Street.

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Licensing Board Cautious About Allowing Sportsman's To Stay Open Later

Neighbors of the Sportsman's Cafe are objecting to the owner's pitch to once again stay open until 2 a.m. Owner Neal Marshall has been closing the bar at 11 and has petitioned the Licensing Board to stay open until 2 a.m. as it had in the past. But, neighbors say the late nights in the past have lead to people arguing in the streets, littering, urinating in public, and illegal parking. Craig Rand spoke on behalf of the neighbors and the nuisances were a constant when t

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North Adams Alcohol Retailers Will See Compliance Checks This Summer

Instead, the coalition's NB21 prevention program found younger children were more likely to access alcohol in the home or through acquaintances than attempt underage purchases. But that doesn't mean compliance checks of retailers still aren't important.

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Owner of Nudel Looks to Reopen The Lantern in Pittsfield

The chef and owner of Nudel, in Lenox, is looking to re-open the Lantern. The Licensing Board gave its approval for Bjorn Somlo to take over the liquor license. The property is being bought by Mill Town Capital, under 449 North Street RE, LLC., and Somlo is hoping to re-open the restaurant

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Adams Ale House Slated to Reopen Under New Management

The Adams Ale House is slated to reopen under new management after months of being closed. Pub owner Nathan Girard on Wednesday told the Board of Selectmen that he plans to lease the building to a group that will run it under the same name.

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Freight Yard Pub Owners Opening 2nd North Adams Restaurant

Sean and Colleen Taylor have run Freight Yard Pub in Western Gateway Heritage State Park for 25 years. They hope to transfer that success to the Trail House by offering familiar, American food but with enough of a difference for the Trail House to stand alone.

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Two Pittsfield Convenience Stores Eyed to Re-open; Lach's Get New Manager

The owner of the former Dalton Ave. Variety is now looking to re-open in a gas station on South Street. Saurin Shah told the Licensing Board of Monday that he hopes to re-open his business in the former BP station across from Haddad on South Street in the coming months. He said he will be leasing the space and another entity is looking to rebuild the gas station.

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