Boston Licensing Board

By - 12/4/18 - 4:24 pm

A man who'd been creeping on a group of woman at dbar followed one into the restroom and sexually assaulted her after she came out of a stall the night of July 21, a BPD officer told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.

By - 12/4/18 - 1:30 pm
Davido and TMP

Members of the band that opened for Nigerian singer Davido at the House of Blues on Aug. 31 told the Boston Licensing Board today that the singer's beefy security entourage beat them up and chased them out of the backstage room where they had been enjoying a post-concert snack. Read more.

By - 12/4/18 - 12:18 pm
Eat Pho.

Where Pho Hoa used to be.

Pho Hoa, the Beach Street pho place that closed in October, could re-open with a new name under new ownership as soon as both renovations and some unusual legal maneuverings are finished. Read more.

By - 11/13/18 - 12:43 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether Alex's Market, 322 Talbot Ave. in Dorchester, deserves any punishment for the way a customer walked out of the store and immediately popped open one of the 25-oz. Natural Ice cans he'd just purchased and guzzled some down - and then handed another one to an acquaintance. Read more.

By - 10/30/18 - 11:23 am

Police say they are continuing to look for three men for a savage beating at Paddy O's, 33 Union St., in August, that left a doorman with possible permanent scars. Read more.

By - 10/23/18 - 4:36 pm

Sept. 5 was last call at the Last Drop for one Oak Square man after a series of incidents that left him with a bloody, possibly broken nose and a bartender losing his job there. Read more.

By - 10/23/18 - 12:10 pm

The Boston Licensing Board on Thursday will have to decide between two completely different accounts of how a man came to be smashed in the head with a bottle after he walked out of J.J. Foley's in the South End early one August morning: Was he jumped by a Hispanic man his friend had gotten ejected from the bar for putting his hand up a woman's skirt, or was he attacked by two Hispanic men who were never in the bar but who happened to be walking down the street after he left and at whom he'd screamed an ethnic epithet? Read more.

By - 10/16/18 - 4:19 pm

One toe over the line, sweet Jesus, and that's a potential citation.

Four InterContinental Hotel guests enjoying some wine and mixed drinks one August night decided to stroll the hotel's grounds along Fort Point Channel. But then they went too far - they walked from the hotel's granite walkways onto the bricks of the Harborwalk just as two BPD detectives were arriving for a snap inspection. Read more.

By - 10/16/18 - 11:53 am

A doorman at Centerfolds on Lagrange Street did the right thing by barring entry to three drunk guys, but did the wrong thing by shoving one of them into a car when they tried again to get in after yelling at him for 20 minutes, the club's manager told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.

By - 10/9/18 - 7:50 pm
New Licensing Board chairwoman

Mayor Walsh today appointed Kathleen Joyce as chairwoman of the Boston Licensing Board.

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By - 10/2/18 - 12:17 pm

A worker at JM Curley on Temple Place got punched to the ground in June by an angry customer who accused the bar of stealing his wallet, while a bouncer at Hennessy's of Boston found himself tumbled in a heap of people after he tried to escort a vaping customer out in August, police and bar managers told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.

By - 10/2/18 - 11:53 am

A Brookline Avenue bar say it's fired its security firm after an April incident in which two plainclothes Boston police detectives showed up for a snap inspection and one of the security workers got on the radio to announce a "Code Blue." Read more.

By - 9/18/18 - 1:15 pm

Two tables that had been trash talking each other enough to bring the manager over to see if everything was OK got more physical outside, where a member of one party sent a member of the other party to the hospital with a broken nose and a swollen forehead - in the middle of a snowstorm. Read more.

By - 9/7/18 - 3:02 pm

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved a liquor license for District 7 Tavern, which Royal C. Smith wants to open at 380 Warren St., the former home of Sonny Walker's, which closed in April.

The board granted him a "neighborhood" license for the 824-square-foot space, which means he would have to give the license back to the city rather than re-sell it should he go out of business.

By - 8/28/18 - 11:19 am

The Boston Licensing Board today gave local restaurateur Douglas Bacon a November deadline to re-open a Westland Avenue restaurant and bar he bought in 2012, closed for renovations and then never re-opened - or have the joint's liquor license taken away. Bacon said he hopes he can meet that deadline. Read more.

By - 8/27/18 - 11:32 am

The Boston Licensing Board has ruled the House of Blues kept control of the situation when moshers began bouncing against each other a little too hard at a June 1 concert. Read more.

By - 8/21/18 - 12:08 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether the House of Blues deserves any sort of punishment for a mosh pit on that police said this close to becoming something worse at a June 1 rap concert. Read more.

By - 8/21/18 - 11:37 am

A man who was upset to be asked to leave El Diamante Billiards at 71 Meridian St. after a bouncer watched him pass a small plastic bag filled with white powder to another patron responded by getting into two fights with the bouncer, during one of which he bit down hard on the bouncer's cheek, police and the bouncer said today. Read more.

By - 8/8/18 - 11:16 am

The Boston Licensing Board next week considers a request from the owner of the now shuttered Drinking Fountain on Washington Street to sell her liquor license to Pink Taco, a totally not suggestively named Los Angeles chain that plans to open up at 374 Congress St. Read more.

By - 8/7/18 - 11:30 am

A clerk at O'Brien's Liquors on Dorchester Avenue in Ashmont didn't look up from his phone or ask for ID as a guy handed him money for four six-packs of Twisted Tea - but quickly learned the guy was just 16 after he came back inside with BPD drug-unit officers, who'd just busted him and three of his teen friends in the store parking lot. Read more.