When the Foxboro Board of Selectmen meet tonight, a liquor license transfer to Splitsville Luxury Lanes at Patriot Place will be considered as part of a public hearing set for 7:10 p.m. in the Foxboro High School media center.
According to floor plans in the license application, the one floor bowling alley will have 12 lanes in three groups of four, two lounges, two bars, and an outdoor patio. One of the lounges will operate under the Howl at the Moon brand.
Howl at the Moon is a dueling piano bar with 14 locations in the United States including one in Boston.
Splitsville will take up the space formerly home to Gamestop, Qdoba, and Sprint.
While Patriot Place officials have shown interest in bringing bowling to the shopping center for some time, the selectmen may have questions concerning the choice of manager.
Paul Holian Jr., who is listed as the manager for the Foxboro location of Splitsville, has a history of liquor license violations in his Boston establishments. The most recent came with a license currently held for Howl at the Moon at 184 High Street in Boston. According to the violation history provided with the license application, the bar served a three-day suspension in 2012 for the sale of alcohol to minors, failure to properly inspect ID’s, and serving intoxicated minors.
On a previously held license for The Place on 2 Broad Street, Boston that was transferred this year, there were three violations between 2008 and 2011.
In 2008, the establishment had a three-day suspension for the sale of alcohol to an intoxicated patron. In 2011, a one-day suspension was given for failure to notify police of an expired fire assembly permit. The third suspension was for one day and was also given in 2011 for service of alcohol to a minor.
Earlier this month, the selectmen expressed concern with the liquor license transfer process and the amount of licenses in Foxboro. The board voted to hire special council to review the liquor license transfer application with respect to the lease agreement.