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Boston HoB Hit With Another Shutdown

BOSTON (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The Boston House of Blues is in trouble with the city Licensing Board once more after the club was shut down on March 19th after officials determined that exits to the club were obstructed. This marks the third time that the club has been shut down by the city since it opened and the second time since February 19th, the Boston Herald reported.

Licensing Board Chairman Daniel F. Pokaski is reportedly weighing a possible hearing for the club's management to defend itself against charges in reports by the police and fire department that the club allowed patrons, trash barrels and beer kegs to block fire exits.

"We suspended their license a couple times because they had some growing pains," Pokaski told the Herald.. "They got control. It’s a little disturbing, however, that they were warned (Feb. 19) and didn’t take action. Any public safety issue, especially in a venue that size, is a concern."

The club has had previous run-ins with the city with several incidents of alcohol being served to under-aged patrons and for failure to properly supervise a line of patrons waiting to enter the club. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers