A bar in Boston's Financial District has been shut down for the foreseeable future after running into trouble with state regulators once again.
The Boston Globe is reporting that the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission has suspended the liquor license of Julep Bar indefinitely after discovering in an April raid that the High Street spot had dangerous overcrowding--at least 440 people, with the allowed number being 280--as well as "numerous" underage women drinking alcohol. The article says that this is the third time the place has gotten in trouble for underage drinking since last November, and that regulators feel it is being run "in a dangerous manner which jeopardizes public safety." If the six part-owners of Julep Bar want the liquor license to be reinstated so it can reopen, they will all be required to meet with the commission together, according to the Globe. (At this point in time, there is no word on what the owners will decide to do, but for now, the bar is at least temporarily out of business.)
The article mentions that one of the owners--Brian O'Donnell, who is the husband of TV design star Taniya Nayak--is also part owner of Broad Street Riot, a restaurant located in the same building as Julep that suspended operations earlier this week; it is not known if its closure is connected in any way to the suspension of Julep Bar's license.
Julep Bar first opened in November of 2011, taking over the space where Revolution Rock Bar had been.
The address for Julep Bar is 200 High Street, Boston, MA, 02110.
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