November is going to be a busy month for Foxborough's Board of Selectmen as it plans to hold liquor license violation hearings for six different establishments in town.
The six Foxborough businesses allegedly in violation of their liquor licenses are:
- Showcase Live
- Bar Louie
- Foxboro Mandarin
- Waxy O'Connor's
- CBS Scene
- Blue Finn Lounge at Bass Pro Shops
The first three hearings will be held Monday at Town Hall; beginning with Showcase Live at 7:30 p.m. Hearings with Bar Louie and Foxboro Mandarin will follow.
Then on Nov. 20, selectmen will hold hearings for Waxy O'Connor's, CBS Scene and Blue Finn Lounge at Bass Pro Shops.
The six establishments allegedly served alcohol to a 19-year-old woman working with police during compliance checks of 33 licensed bars in town on Sept. 27, according to an Oct. 25 article in The Sun Chronicle.
The article goes on to say the underage woman carried her valid Massachusetts Under 21 driver's license as proof of age and showed it if asked for identification. Three of the six establishments that allegedly served the woman a beer never asked her to show identification while the other three asked for identification but still served her.
To read The Sun Chronicle's article in its entirety, click here.
Foxborough Board of Selectmen chair James DeVellis declined comment prior to the hearings, citing town policy regarding public hearings for liquor license violations.
"Information we receive from the police and from the establishment owner is to be given to us that evening for the first time so we are not prejudiced, similar to being on the jury," DeVellis said. ... "It has taken the town a while to revamp all of our liquor regulations and having all of the discussion in front of the public protects not only the town but also the businesses."
DeVellis added the Board of Selectmen will review the town's liquor regulations prior to the respective hearings.
The board will hold liquor license violation hearings for the second time in just three weeks after selectmen suspended Fusion 5's liquor license three days for selling alcohol to an intoxicated person and twice serving alcohol after the 1 a.m. closing hour, according to Special Town Counsel Louis Cassis.
Fusion 5's suspension begins Nov. 12 and lasts through Nov. 14.
“We take it pretty serious here,” said selectman Lynda Walsh of liquor license violations in Foxborough.