Police doing Alcohol Compliance Checks; Where can you get alcohol in town?

Above: Businesses selling alcohol should be aware that the SPD will be checking up on them. Meanwhile, other readers may be interested in the list of where they can buy a bottle of wine, or enjoy a cocktail. (images posted to flickr, left by Jeff Kubina and right by Michael Shehan Obeysek)

The Southborough Police asked me to share public notice that the department is conducting checks on establishments that sell alcohol:

The Southborough Police Department will be conducting annual Alcohol Compliance Checks of all licensed establishments beginning in December 2017 through June 2018.

These compliance checks are made to ensure that all establishments licensed for the sale of alcoholic beverages in Southborough follow and comply with all rules and regulations pertaining to the safe sale and service of alcohol within town.

This notice is made in accordance with compliance policy, and with the recommendation of the ABCC (Alcohol Beverage Control Commission).

Any questions can be directed to Sergeant Heath Widdiss or Detective Keith Nichols at (508) 485-2121.

Since I’m running the post, I thought it would be interesting to share what these establishments are. In other words, where can you get a drink in town?

Conveniently, the police notice is on the heels of last week’s annual renewal of alcohol licenses. Here is that list of stores, restaurants and other “establishments” with approved licenses going into 2018*:

  • Retail Package/All Alcohol
    • The Vin Bin
    • Sperry’s Liquors
    • Mauro’s Market
    • Bill’s Liquors
    • Turnpike Food & Liquor
    • Stony Brook Market
  • Retail Package/Wine & Malt
    • Fitzergerald’s General Store
  • Restaurant/All Alcohol
    • Owen O’Leary’s
    • New Rose Garden
    • Tomasso Trattoria
    • Yama Fuji
    • Hola!
  • Restaurant/Wine & Malt
    • Southboro House of Pizza
    • Culinary Underground**
    • Expressions Art Bar**
  • Club/All Alcohol
    • Fayville Athletic Assoc.

*This year, the Board of Selectmen renewed licenses for all but one establishment. Not surprisingly, St. Mark’s Golf Course Clubhouse license is on hold. The property is set to change hands as the Town buys it from the school, and a management team will have to be contracted. Plus, as I shared last week, the clubhouse is scheduled to be demolished this spring with no firm plans yet on how to fund replacing it.

**These two aren’t really “restaurants” in the typical sense. Culinary Underground doesn’t have a bar you can belly up to during regular hours. The establishment offers cooking courses that sometimes include wine or beer. And Expressions Art Bar is open for service during its Paint & Sip events.

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