Wellesley Selectmen Suspend Club’s License

The Wellesley Board of Selectmen has levied a two-day suspension on the Italo-American Educational Club’s liquor license for two days in November due to violations stemming from an investigation of an incident that took place in summer.

Wellesley Police responded to reports of a fight in the parking lot of the club, located at 80 Oak St., the night of July 6, according to Wellesley Police Deputy Chief William Brooks. As the officers investigated the incident, they observed violations of town and state regulations.

The violations involved locked front doors and lack of ability to immediately presentpolice on scene with a manager charge at the time, both violations of town regulations. Also, police noticed the two people involved in the altercation were intoxicated; Brooks said continuing to serve alcohol to someone who is intoxicated is a violation of Massachusetts general laws as well as the town of Wellesley’s liquor laws.

The club has apparently corrected these violations since the incident. They have hung clearly labeled, appropriately sized signs in plain view upon entrance to the club noting the club managers, and they have continued to keep the front doors unlocked during hours in which people are on the premises.

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