The License Commission made the decision at their meeting late this afternoon in City Council Chambers. According to our crew on scene, they found the bar to be in violation of their rules.
So, their liquor license was suspended for 7 days, but Tully O’Reilly’s Pub will only have to serve 5 of those days after 2 were waived by the Commission.
It has yet to be determined though when the suspension will start.
The violation hearing today stems from a fight that occurred outside the bar on June 16. The incident tied up most of Northampton’s police force that night.
About a month later on July 24 the License Commission did take-up the business, but they could not come to a decision that day because there was some discrepancy in the police department’s account of that pattern of behavior at the bar, and the bar management’s perspective.
Now with a decision in-hand, Tully O’Reilly’s Pub also faces a change to its entertainment license. Along with the liquor suspension, the Commission also decided to re-write their entertainment license so they can only have live music. That means no more DJs indefinitely.
Our crew did try to speak with the owner and his lawyer but they had no comment.