More music, dancing at Common Ground in Allston?

Common Ground, 85 Harvard Ave., goes before the Mayor's Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing on Monday for permission to expand its music and dancing hours.

Common Ground wants to be able to offer a DJ and dancing until 2 a.m. seven days a week and to have up to five live performers in the same hours. Its current license only allows a DJ and dancing on Thursdays, Friday and Saturdays and limits it to three live performers and only until 6 p.m.

The hearing starts at 10 a.m. in the office's eighth-floor hearing room at City Hall.



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This should raise thine dander!

I beseech the commission - may they act for that which is just and right in the eyes of men and be good bricks. Prevent shines, preserve the integrity of our modern capitol - as well as the honor of countless maidens.

No rabble after sundown, lest dollymops and toffers alike move in. It would only be a matter of time before gangsters and their mollishers would take root...

Haha Brett

Good stuff.

Do they still have live bands here? Used to go see Pressure Cooker, the Allstonians and a few other bands here.


I played the Common Ground many times in the 90s/early 2000's in bands that had many more than 3 members.

A year or two ago, I had heard that they had stopped having live bands there, but it seems weird that they (apparently) had a license in the 90s that allowed large bands (like the Allstonians, et al) to play there but now they don't.

Changed ownership

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At least once. The new manager/owner is formerly of the Kells. I think somewhere in the shuffle, the licensing got changed.