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Scioli's Appeals State Decision on License Suspension

Milford Selectmen voted to impose the three-week liquor license suspension on Scioli's Pizza Bar beginning Oct. 12. But the suspension is expected to be stayed, because the bar has filed an appeal of a state decision that affirmed the suspension.

The owners of Scioli's Pizza Bar have filed an appeal of the recent state ABCC decision that affirmed a town-ordered, three-week license suspension.

The appeal, filed in Worcester Superior Court, seeks to overturn a three-week suspension of an alcohol license approved by Milford Selectmen.

The selectmen voted Monday to impose the three-week suspension on Oct. 12, but the town counsel advised them that he considered it likely the punishment will be stayed, because of the pending court challenge.

The litigation and town sanctions relate to a then kicked by unknown assailants. Both men were hospitalized and one required reconstructive facial surgery, according to police.

An attorney for Scioli's owners has argued the business shouldn't be held responsible for the actions of a former employee.

Selectmen approved the license suspension, as well as a six-month reduction in business hours, after a lengthy hearing that included testimony from police, employees, former customers and the bar owner.

Testimony was taken earlier this month, but no decision has been made.

gh September 26, 2012 at 02:49 PM
ARGUED THAT HE SOULD NOT BE HELD RESPoNSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS OF A FORMER EMPLOYEE! he getting held responsible for sitting there and watching his employee beat 2 custmers and tell everyone not to call police cuz he didnt wanna get in trouble ! so yes he should be held responsible for all of it and hes going to he can only appeal so many times take responsibility for not knowing how to run a bar
UglyHat September 26, 2012 at 02:59 PM
I wasn’t there. I don’t know the owners, the bouncer or the people that got ‘bounced’. But if I owned a bar that was facing these sanctions, I would appeal to keep my summer hours, and appeal again to stay open during football season too. Even if I knew I would lose. I would much rather lose during late February when people don’t come out and the only thing on TV is basketball (and maybe hockey).
dave September 26, 2012 at 06:47 PM
shut them down doesnt the town remember DJ"S a pizza bar.take their liscense away let him go open a t-shirt shop or a sports store.enough is enough.
Tony September 26, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Jeez Dave, isn't that what they are trying to do???

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