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CITY OF SPRINGFIELD LAW DEPARTMENT TO ISSUE MULTIPLE DEMANDS TO CEASE AND DESIST TO THE AMBROSIA LOUNGE
June 6, 2014 -Springfield, MA- The City of Springfield Law Department (City) has issued multiple Demands to Cease and Desist to the Ambrosia Lounge who was promoting an event for 143 Main Street and has now quickly changed venues to 137 State Street after city officials learned of a planned event being promoted for June 7, 2014. The advertising for such an event is being advertised as 18+ to party 21+ to drink.
The letters (see attached), issued by Assistant City Solicitor Stephen M. Reilly, Jr., stated that “the City of Springfield has no record of the existence of an Ambrosia Lounge and said entity possesses no alcohol or entertainment license. Moreover there is no alcohol or entertainment license issued to any business at 143 Main Street. Accordingly your proposed event is in violation of M.G.L. c. 138, M.G.L. c 140, the regulations promulgated thereunder, and local law.”
“This is a call to all parents to know where your children are and who they are with. These types of events are often not appropriately licensed and do not have the appropriate security plans and professionals in place. We do not want another tragedy to occur involving our young people.” stated Mayor Domenic J Sarno.
The letters have been addressed to Mr. Timothy Babbs, d/b/a Ambrosia Lounge and Ms. Teresa Williams, Manager of Teresa’s Mama’s International Cuisine. The notice states Failure to comply with this notice shall result in enforcement action by the City of Springfield which may include but not be limited to criminal and civil penalties.