NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - The Northampton License Commission has decided to suspend Tully O'Reilly's liquor license for five days, with the possibility for seven days.
The Commission will also rewrite the bar's entertainment license to only allow live music. No DJ's will be allowed unless the bar is first granted a special permit.
The decision came following a July 16th fight at the bar where six people were arrested, and two were taken to the hospital.
Northampton Police Chief Russell Sienkiewicz told 22News they've been called to the bar 350 times over the past several years, putting a strain on their resources.
“It sends a message to other license holders that there are teeth to the regulations and when bad things happen, we will go after them, and they'll be sanctioned by the license commission. It's a good thing,” said Sienkiewicz.
A lawyer for Tully O'Reilly's declined to comment on the commission's decision.
Only the bar's liquor license will be suspended, which means the bar could continue to operate and serve food during their suspension.