Friday, January 25, 2013
Mark Rohleder, co-owner of Waxy O’Connor’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, apologized to the town during Tuesday’s liquor license violation hearing, saying he hopes to get the establishment “back into the community.”
Waxy O’Connor’s co-owner Mark Rohleder admitted he was dumbfounded when he initially learned of the legal troubles surrounding his Foxborough pub during last May’s liquor license violation hearing and apologized Tuesday for the establishment's fourth violation in two years. “The first thing I said to our attorney [after last May’s hearing] was, ‘I’m sorry, I had no idea what I was walking into regarding all the police incidents and issues with the bar,” Rohleder told selectmen during Tuesday’s liquor license violation hearing. Foxborough’s selectmen suspended Waxy’s liquor license 10 days last May after the pub was found guilty to three violations – one overcrowding and two over serving. Foxborough Town Manager Kevin Paicos warned Waxy’s …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Foxborough’s Board of Selectmen continued its public hearing with Waxy O’Connor’s to Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m.
A conflict of interest between Foxborough’s special counsel for liquor license hearings, Lou Cassis and Waxy O’Connor’s left the town without legal representation Tuesday, forcing the Board of Selectmen to continue Tuesday’s liquor license violation hearing with the establishment to Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m. “Our normal special counsel for liquor matters is conflicted on this because he [he has represented Waxy O'Connor's in the past],” said Foxborough Town Manager Kevin Paicos. “We’ve been searching for a liquor license specialist and haven’t found one yet.” Foxborough Board of Selectmen chair James DeVellis explained Cassis has provided Waxy O'Connor's legal services on another matter. While Paicos has handled liquor license violation …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Thursday’s concert will be held from 7-9 p.m. inside Waxy O’Connor’s at 121 Main St.
The threat of severe weather, including thunderstorms this evening has forced Thursday’s Concert on the Common to be moved indoors to Waxy O’Connor’s. The Foxboro Jaycees’ concert, featuring MAGNUS and sponsored by Rodman Ford is free and all ages are welcome.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Waxy O'Connors requested to change the start date of their 10 day liquor license suspension from June 1 to Monday, May 30.
Paul DeRensis, Town Counsel for Foxborough, presented selectmen Tuesday night, May 24, with a request for a modification in the settlement agreement between the town and Waxy O'Connors. Popular Foxborough eatery, Waxy O'Connors, requested to change the start date of their 10 day liquor license suspension from June 1 to Monday, May 30. DeRensis made a point to inform selectmen on Waxy's recent good behavior. "They [Waxy's] have been very cooperative and enacted the rollback of hours [no alcohol after midnight] right away," noted DeRensis. "They [Waxy's] have been working with us on the settlement agreement." Selectmen Lynda Walsh stated her opinion on the proposed date change shortly after DeRensis spoke. "They are serving a 10 day …
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Ten liquor suspension and required police detail among the penalties Waxy O'Connor's will comply with.
Waxy O'Connor's owner Gordon Hyde echoed his desire "to improve and get better" at the May 17 liquor hearing with Foxborough's Board of Selectmen. The board, in a vote of 4-1, approved the recommended motion of a 10-day liquor license suspension for Waxy's beginning on June 1. Selectman James DeVellis was the lone vote against the motion stating that Foxborough has a set process in place for a reason and questions Waxy's credibility. "Everything they [Waxy's] have said is in contrary to what our public safety officials have said," DeVellis noted. In addition to the 10-day liquor suspension, Waxy's also agreed to stop serving alcohol at midnight for the next two months - a measure that selectmen believe is necessary in order to keep the …
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Heated debate leads to selectmen voting to approve continuing Waxy's liquor license hearing to May 17.
Waxy O'Connor's has a new public hearing date of May 17 at 7:05 p.m to address more alleged liquor license and overcrowding violations brought against them. Foxborough Board of Selectmen were taken aback last evening, April 12, when Waxy O'Connor's failed to show up for their scheduled liquor violations hearing. Foxborough Town Manager, Kevin Paicos, presented selectmen with a notice received yesterday, April 11, from Waxy O'Connor's attorney, Patricia Farnsworth, requesting a continuation of the public hearing due to a scheduling conflict. Paicos said he spoke directly with Fransworth and told her that there was no guarantee that the board would grant a continuance request. Pacios, however, advised the board to continue the hearing at a …
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Liquor license hearing set tentatively for April 12.
Only a week after The Board of Selectmen voted to suspend Waxy O'Connor's liquor license for 6 days, Foxborough Police Chief O'Leary submitted a hearing request for another series of alleged liquor license violations. The most recent alleged violations occurred on St. Patrick's Day where O'Leary stated an "overcrowding" situation took place. Waxy O'Connor's has recently agreed to increased vigilance by adding police details on Friday and Saturday nights. Waxy O'Connor's has contested the prior license suspensions and will be having a hearing before the State Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission at a date to be determined.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
A review of Waxy O'Connor's Irish Pub and Restaurant.
You could stand on a corner and look around until a restaurant sign draws you in. But we've got a better idea. Each week, Foxborough Patch picks a great restaurant either in town or nearby that is worth checking out. Here's this week's choice: Waxy O'Connor's Overview: Waxy O’Connor’s is known for it’s authentic Irish décor and cuisine. Patrons also enjoy live music, karaoke nights, and a cozy fireplace, making Waxys much more than just your average Irish pub. Decor: The Waxy O'Connor's pub exudes an authentic Irish décor and atmosphere. The custom “millwork” was designed and built in Ireland. The rich mahogany interior creates an authentic experience for diners who may soon forget, once entering, if they are in an upscale restaurant or …