Antonia’s entertainment license suspended for two weeks

License Commissioners suspended the controversial entertainment license at Antonia’s on the Beach for two weeks at their meeting on Thursday afternoon in City Hall.

Fire Inspector Dan Maniff reported to the Commission that Antonia’s had a capacity that requires a sprinkler system and, to date, they don’t have one.

Maniff and owner Wayne Cintolo said that it appears a crew will be putting in the sprinkler system within two weeks. Therefore, the Commission voted to suspend the entertainment license until that work is done. The restaurant will still be able to operate as usual.

Additionally, there was evidence given showing that bands were using too many instruments, which is a violation of the license, and that patrons were dancing, which they don’t have a license for. Both of those practices were to stop immediately.

• Red’s Place on North Shore Road was suspended for 60 days as the owner had shut it down without informing the Commission. The business is for sale, and they are to report back at the November meeting.

• Land of Liquor on North Shore Road, owned by Mos Pho, will serve a one-day suspension this coming Sunday, September 26, for selling alcohol to an underage patron back in August.

• All is a-go for the three Catholic parishes in the city to conduct a large carnival at the Wonderland Parking Lot with four one-day beer and wine licenses. The first-ever combined festival will take place from September 30 to October 3. While police had their concerns about the carnival and the alcohol, Commissioners voted to allow it, but with some restrictions on the beer and wine sales.

• Jonquille’s Diner on Furlong Drive, operated by John Ribeiro, has been sold to Lawrence Meads of East Boston. He will call it Suffolk Diner and will operate it in the same manner.

• Cinco de Mayo II on Centennial Avenue got permission to host a one-night only a capella singing group at their restaurant. The event took place last week, on September 17, and appeared to bring no problems.

• Lorena’s 3 Leches Cakes at 341 Broadway, under Lorena Martinez, got permission for a new common victualler’s license to have three tables and six chairs. The cake bakery is looking to also add pastries, breads and coffee.

• Johnnie’s Foodmaster got permission to transfer their beer/wine package store license and their common victualler’s license from Foodmaster to SAVE A LOT – Revere.

5 comments for “Antonia’s entertainment license suspended for two weeks

  1. September 24, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    What kind of idiocy is this? Do more instruments really make the volume levels higher? Is dancing really that dangerous?

    OK, here’s a clue (something that some of the people running Revere don’t seem to have):
    One of the best ways to make your town nicer is to attract young creative people. Young creative people are going to look at a situation like this and say “Wow, that place is really full of a bunch of uptight inbred morons”. The bit about no dancing is reminiscent of the 80’s movie Footloose (which took place in a particularly backward town in Oklahoma).

    It certainly does appear that the License Commission is selectively enforcing regulations in order to favor their friends’ businesses.

  2. New to Revere
    September 26, 2010 at 4:00 am

    Revere is one of the most dysfunctional, backwards, and politically corrupt towns I have ever had the displeasure to live in. No wonder it fails to attract young professionals. It continues to allow politically active senior citizens and corrupt politicians to dominate all town policies and keep the town in the dark ages. Case in point–the 10PM parking ban–the old biddies are so afraid of any change that they show up in droves to protest any progress in the town. How are restaurants and clubs to survive under this policy. When these scared old biddies die, their policies will continue to leave its mark on Revere and it will still be a place where old people live during the summer and escape to Florida in the winter. Revere is the last place that young professionals want to live. Even Chelsea has more buzz.

  3. September 26, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    “New to Revere”:

    Most of the things you say are true, but I wouldn’t be so permanently pessimistic. Not so long ago, this same dynamic was present in Somerville, South Boston, and lots of other places that are now quite popular with the younger crowd. Change takes time.

  4. Gordeehow9
    October 4, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    should have tossed Maniff a few Benjamins

  5. Johnnymaine9
    October 4, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    I remember when he had his hands in the Revere youth hockey and taking his family on vacation to Europe, he is the fire marshall? thats a joke… thats like letting an alcoholic be a bartender…But he has his hands deep in the Kasabuski Ice Rink in Saugus…what ever happened to the rule about dept heads living in Revere???

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