Lowell club loses liquor license for 3 months

The nightclub at the center of a brawl in Lowell two months ago that led to 14 arrests and resulted in injuries to three police officers has lost its liquor license for three months, the Lowell Sun reported.

The city License Commission last week also rolled back the closing time at Club 44 inside Fortunato’s Restaurant from 2 a.m. to 11 p.m. for an indefinite period and barred the club from having a disc jockey.

Police say chairs, tables and beer bottles were thrown during the brawl just before closing time on Feb. 10. Thirty officers, including every Lowell officer on duty as well as officers from Dracut, Tyngsborough, UMass-Lowell and state police, responded.

A lawyer for owner Yousef Ayyab told The Sun that his client is “ashamed, embarrassed and humiliated” by what happened.

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