The Boston Licensing Board today rejected a request from the owners of the troubled Felt nightclub to restore its liquor license so they can sell it to the proposed operator of a supper club in the Washington Street location.
The owners can appeal to the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission which, however, has itself suspended the club's license for failing to notify it of an... Read more
The owners of Felt, closed for the past 18 months due to licensing, tax and business issues, today asked the Boston Licensing Board to reinstate its liquor license.
Attorney Mark Zuroff, who represents the last known group of owners, said the sole reason would be so that they could sell the license to a new operator who wants to convert the Washington Street space into... Read more
The owners of a Washington Street building that has been home to a restaurant or nightclub for decades say they have at least five serious potential operators who want to replace Felt, shut by state authorities earlier this year when they discovered the people running the club were not the same... Read more
Felt on Washington Street and Caprice on Tremont Street had to explain themselves to the Boston Licensing Board today over brawls involving women.
In Felt's case, board Chairwoman Nicole Murati Ferrer told bar owners they need to get a handle on why they keep having trouble with women; in Caprice's case, managers had to listen as police described a large brawl that saw women taking... Read more
Boston Police report arresting two men they say showed up at Felt on Washington Street with a loaded gun - then headed over to Chinatown for an early morning bite.
Police say officers were monitoring Felt at closing time today due to online chatter indicating a potential for violence:
Officers initially observed the two suspects drive to the location in the same car and... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board held hearings today on two incidents involving women getting beaten up at Felt, although neither its owners nor its lawyer attended the session.
Instead, the club was represented by a manager who'd only been on the job for a... Read more
Felt, scene of a scuffle-turned-double-stabbing over the weekend, was up before the Boston Licensing Board for an April 9 incident in which club goers continued their partying after hours in the parking lot across the street.
Dennis Quilty, lawyer for the club, said its owners have fired the manager on duty at the time for the lapse and that, in any event, they are... Read more
According to police, bouncers escorted two groups of men outside after a scuffle. One group, consisting of three men, then set upon the other two guys, who wound up getting stabbed, police say.
Santiago Hernandez, 29, of Roxbury, Luis A. Alicea, 23, of Hyde Park, and... Read more
Remember the guy charged with raping an unconscious woman in a men's room at Felt in January? Seems the evidence against Nicholas Chiaraluce didn't hold up. The Suffolk County District Attorney's office today announced it's dropping the charge:
In the course of the Grand Jury investigation that followed, prosecutors obtained the sworn testimony of individuals present in the club and its men's room... Read more
UPDATE: Charge dropped.
Nicholas Chiaraluce, 21, of Woburn, is expected to be arraigned this morning in Boston Municipal Court on a count of aggravated rape, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office. Prosecutors will allege he raped an unconscious woman in a restroom at Felt, 533 Washington St. late Friday or early Saturday. He was released Saturday on $50,000 bail.... Read more