The Boston Licensing Board travels to Cleveland Circle next week for an unusual hearing on whether to reduce the hours at Mary Ann's, the Beacon Street watering hole that can now stay open until 2 a.m.
The board, which normally only holds hearings during the day at City Hall, will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday in the community room at the Waterworks Museum, 2450 Beacon St., according to a notice from D-14 Capt. Wayne Lanchester.
Earlier this month, the board ordered the bar to shut for a total of eight days for incidents on Jan. 14, in which detectives found a BC student with a fake ID and a can of Narragansett, and Jan. 31, in which detectives found three intoxicated BC students, one with a license he'd stolen from his older brother, with Gansetts.
These are just the latest in a string of incidents involving underage patrons, for the most part from nearby BC, over the years.
In January, the board ordered a two-day suspension for an incident on Nov. 14 involving five underage BC students with fake IDs and a can of Gansett, a Yuengling, a Bud Light and a Coors Light.
Last May, the board ordered a 3-day suspension for a minor in possession of alcohol, an intoxicated patron and somebody leaving the premises with three beers. That came a month after the board ordered a two-day suspension for a minor in possession of alcohol and overcrowding.
In December, 2013, the board ordered a three-day suspension for furnishing alcohol to minors and minor in possession of alcohol.
In response to the latest hearing, Mary Ann's attorney David Eistenstadt wrote the board to say that the bar would no longer accept out-of-state licenses as proof of age - effective immediately, would-be drinkers would have to show a Massachusetts ID, a military ID or a passport.