Lavender Restaurant Receives Warning for Licensing Violation

The following information was supplied by the Sudbury Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

According to Sudbury Police Lt. Scott Nix, was recently issued a warning for violating regulations of the licensing authority.

On May 9, patrons in the restaurant were discovered in the establishment past the time allowed by the authority. Nix said patrons were still inside about 30 minutes past the allowed closing time, which was about 1:45 a.m.

"The matter was addressed with Lavender that morning and the situation was made aware to the chief of police (Richard Glavin)," Nix said. "There was no evidence of alcohol being served at that time, but patrons were present past the time allowed."

Nix said Glavin issued a warning to the management of Lavender. Language in the warning included if any further violations should occur, it will be noted and the licensing authority may take further action.

Nix also said this is the first warning Lavender has ever received.

"They've been pretty respectful with things," he said.

A person who answered the phone at Lavender said the manager was not available for comment.

james June 01, 2012 at 12:45 AM
@siobhan-hullinger I think you are going a bit too far in regards to this notion of an malevolent Sudbury "insider group." Many of the members of the BOS ect. have been in office for many terms. If they are just an awful band of misfits, then why have the residents of the town repeatedly voted for them? With respect to assertion that the individual would have been in violation of the social host law - that's just completely unqualified. The social host law generally refers to minors being served alcohol by parents. Maybe if the level of the rhetoric is toned down, a reasonable conversation can take place.
siobhan hullinger June 01, 2012 at 10:01 AM
@james, quite frankly, I haven't gone far enough nor has the rhetoric gone far enough. My understanding is that the social host law also includes knowingly allowing an impaired guest leave. I could be wrong, if so, my apologies. However, when I have time, I will look into who would be responsible for allowing the driver to leave - sufficiently impaired. Who knew? Was this a party? Is the host and the restaurant on the hook? As always, I am not anonymous and I am in the phone book. I am a reasonable person and would welcome a conversation.
siobhan hullinger June 01, 2012 at 12:41 PM
The social host statute applies to both adults and minors.
RT Paine June 01, 2012 at 01:21 PM
The town rules and regulations specify that only "The licensee and his employees may be upon the premises during the time the premises are closed to the public only for the purpose of cleaning, making emergency repairs, (etc)." Lavenders closed to the public at 10pm. The people who arrived after 10 and stayed there until after 1 am were not employees or anyone else permitted under the regulation. According to a prior Patch article, "Sudbury Board of Selectmen Chair Larry O'Brien has denied allegations that he and others were served liquor at Lavender Asian Cuisine & Bar after hours after Town Meeting concluded the night of May 8." Town leaders were at Lavendars after it was closed to the public, and it would appear that alcohol was being served.
Enuff June 01, 2012 at 01:48 PM
James, You state above "if the level of the rhetoric is toned down, reasonable conversation can take place" Are you forgetting that Drobinski has taken away the publics right to speak at board of selecmen meetings? That is another "tradition" he didn't mind breaking.


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