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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.