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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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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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