With St. Patrick’s Day on the horizon, the City of Boston will hold an information hearing on Friday with South Boston bars and restaurants.
According to the Herald, any and all establishments with a liquor license in South Boston must virtually attend a 1 p.m. hearing Friday with the city’s licensing board.
It is a mandatory meeting and all licensee who don’t attend “WILL BE SUBJECT TO DISCIPLINARY ACTION,” even a “SUSPENSION” of their license. This is the annual meeting the City organizes normally due to the parade.
Even though the St. Patrick’s Day parade has been officially canceled for a second year in a row to to COVID-19 – the city is being proactive due to large crowds expected the weekend before (and on) March 17th which falls on a Wednesday. Currently COVID-19 restrictions include prohibition of live entertainment plus a 40% capacity limit and the 90-minute maximum stay.
Last year, St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Southie was banana with most restaurants shutting down on Sunday due to the large crowds and lines on Saturday.
We expect there will be several warning from the City of Boston re: house parties and gathering in South Boston on the horizon.