Editor's note: Waxy O'Connor's Irish Pub is innocent until proven guilty regarding the recent allegation against the establishment for serving alcohol to a minor.
Waxy O'Connor's Irish Pub is allegedly in violation of its liquor license for the fourth time since 2011 after Foxborough Police reported the establishment served alcohol to a minor during a September compliance check operation in town.
The alleged violation could lead to significant consequences for the Main Street establishment if found guilty.
"If [Waxy's] gets hit with a fourth violation then they will be out of business," said Foxborough Town Manager Kevin Paicos following a May 2011 public hearing in which Foxborough's Board of Selectmen suspended Waxy's liquor license for 10 days after the establishment was found guilty of three separate offenses in 2011.
Waxy's will appear before Foxborough's Board of Selectmen on Jan. 8, 2013 to address the recent allegations made by Foxborough Police. The public hearing was originally scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 20 but selectmen unanimously approved at Tuesday’s meeting the establishment's request to continue the hearing.
"The potential on this [hearing] due to the seriousness of prior violations is a lengthy hearing," said Foxborough Town Manager Kevin Paicos at Tuesday's selectmen meeting. "I would say two, three to four hours is not out of the realm of possibility."
Paicos said Jan. 8, 2013 was chosen as the continuation date because selectmen simply do not have the time before the end of the year to hold a lengthy public hearing of this magnitude.
"Looking at the selectmen’s agendas from now to Special Town Meeting ... [they] just don’t have the time unless we have a special meeting on a different night or endure the possibility of an extremely late meeting," Paicos said.
Foxborough officials are anticipating a lengthy hearing because of Waxy’s history of prior violations leading up to the most recent allegations.
Waxy's served a 10-day liquor license suspension in June 2011 following three separate offenses, according to a _
The violations, according to the article, were one offense of overcrowding on St. Patrick's Day and two over serving offenses, which led to OUI arrests by Foxborough Police.
Waxy's pled guilty to the overcrowding violation and one over serving violation. The state found the establishment guilty of the second over serving violation, according to the article.
The allegation of Waxy's fourth violation is within the town's three-year reach of regulation and therefore will be relevant information during the Jan. 8, 2013 public hearing.
Since October, selectmen have suspended Fusion 5’s liquor license three days, Bar Louie’s license five days and penalized Showcase Live by shortening its New Year’s Eve hours, in addition to several other nights with shortened hours to serve alcohol. Waxy’s, Bar Louie and Showcase Live were three of the town’s six establishments to fail Foxborough Police’s compliance check in September
Click the following links to read more on Waxy O'Connor's 2011 liquor license violations:
- Waxy O'Connors Requests New Liquor License Suspension Start Date
- Liquor License Suspension Handed to Waxy O'Connor's in Foxborough
- Waxy O'Connor's in Foxborough a No-Show at Liquor Violations Hearing
- Waxy O'Connor's Hits Another Bump in the Road
- Foxborough Selectmen Slap Waxy O'Connor's With Liquor License Suspension
Click the following links to read the following related articles:
- Six Foxborough Establishments Face Liquor License Violation Hearings in November
- Bar Louie’s Liquor License Suspended 5 Days for Serving to Minor
- Selectmen Suspend Fusion 5's Liquor License 3 Days Following Multiple Violations