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Springfield bar issued cease and desist letter


Springfield police hand-delivered a cease and desist letter to a city nightclub owner Tuesday after the bar scheduled an event for people 18 and older.

Those require special permits from the city's licensing commission.

"How do you keep the alcohol from the under 21 crowd?" asked Director of Licensing Alesia Days. 

A flyer advertising a party for Nov. 29 inviting people under 21 sent police right to the doorstep of Adore nightclub on Worthington Street with a cease and desist letter in hand.

"That's problematic of course because it's required that we receive two-week notice and a hearing is held to determine whether or not a hearing should take place," Days said.

This isn't the first time the license commission has had to take action with Adore.

According to our media partner MassLive and The Republican, last year the bar was shut down for two days after selling bottles of alcohol that contained sparklers.

Earlier this year in March, license records show Adore club owners were back in front of the license commission after a bar employee allegedly assaulted a patron and no police were called into assist.

Days says incidents like those have the city keeping a close watch on downtown activity where some bar fights have erupted into violence in the streets.

"It's after hours, people are consuming alcohol and you just want to make sure that you keep the city safe," she said. 

CBS 3 stopped by the bar for comment and reached out to the bar owner's lawyer for comment.

No calls have been returned.

Adore must cancel the event they have scheduled. If not, a violation will be issued.

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