A Chestnut Hill Avenue pizza place that has racked up more than two weeks' worth of license suspensions and a rollback in hours by the Boston Licensing Board over the past year because underage BC students keep finding ways to get drinks will have to stop selling alcohol for a week next month after state alcohol agents found four underage drinkers.
In a decision issued earlier this month, the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission ordered a 7-day halt to alcohol sales at Agoros Bar and Grill starting Jan. 24.
The board actually ordered a 17-day suspension based on findings by its own inspectors, but suspended 10 days of that if the pizza place can stay out of trouble for two years.
According to the board's decision, three ABCC inspectors paid a surprise visit to Agoros around 10:30 p.m. on March 30 and found four underage drinkers, between 18 and 20, two with beers, two with vodkas and cranberry juice. One handed over a fake South Carolina license; the other three swore they just walked in and were never asked for ID.
This comes a month after the commission ordered a three-day suspension after a May inspection during which ABCC agents testified they found three underage drinkers, two with fake out-of-state IDs and one who said she slipped a doorman $20 to get in. That suspension started yesterday.
At Boston Licensing Board hearings, co-owner Dimitrios Liakos has said he has since installed a new state-of-the-art ID scanner - with a facial-recognition system - and replaced all of the BC students who had worked the door with older bouncers. However, earlier this month, the licensing board rolled back Agoros's closing time from 1 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. after Boston police detectives cited it for the eighth time after they found an underage drinker on Oct. 22 - less than two weeks after another hearing on an underage drinker found by the detectives.
ABCC decision and findings (109k PDF).
Agoros opened in the fall of 2016.