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.