Cleveland Circle pizza place ordered shut for a week over underage drinking

The Boston Licensing Board last week meted out seven days of suspension for Agoros Bar and Grill, 356 Chestnut Hill Ave. for incidents in February and April in which BPD detectives found underage college students quaffing beers.

Separately, the board ordered a one-day shutdown for Cure Lounge, 246 Tremont St., for a similar offense.

In hearings on the Agoros incidents, detectives testified that on Feb. 17, they found a woman, with a fake West Virginia ID, hoisting a friend's beer to her lips during a routine inspection, and that on April 6, they found two young men sitting at the bar with Bud Lights after they snuck into the place.

Agoros co-owner Dimitrios Liakos told the board he spent three weeks working the door himself, was shocked at the vast number of underage BC students - 200 to 250 a night - trying to sneak in and was wracking his brain trying to come up with ways to stop even more of them. He said that he had personally blocked one of the two guys, but that he went to the all-ages pizza part of the restaurant, then snuck into the bar (the other waited out back until a worker opened the door to toss some trash, then rushed in).

The suspensions do not take place immediately, and Liakos can appeal the suspensions to the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission.

In February, the board ordered Agoros to shut for one day after a January incident in which a BC student working as a bartender served liquor to an underage BC student.

In the Cure Lounge case, the detectives found two underage drinkers with forged foreign ID cards.

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Great place

I ordered from them on a recent Monday holiday online. Drove over there from my side of Brighton to find the lights off and nobody home. Nice of their website to take my order.

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Oh well

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Off to Mary Ann's , quaff beers and talk to some chicks . Ladies if interested, I'll be donning a pink Gator shirt , collar up . I'll buy you a Pabst. Dont be shy .

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ahh mary anns

even if i was blind & deaf i'd know i was in there by the way my shoes stuck to the floor

edit: also at what point does the state say that these are so common place that it's just not feasible to enforce this? they can't even enforce their own traffic laws and expect bars to have such a high level of competency.

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At what point?

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At that point when the state realizes that moral panic over alcohol and drugs causes more problems (including the opioid problems) than it prevents.

Which is to say, likely never given the degree to which the current Mayor takes responsibility for his own ignorance and intemperance.

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