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Murphy's Liquor License to Be Suspended 10 Days

The Salem Licensing Board voted to suspend Murphy's liquor licenses for 10 days.

The Salem Licensing Board handed down a stiff punishment Thursday to the owner of Murphy's Restaurant and Pub after police told board members that the bar had been repeatedly serving underage patrons.

The Derby Street bar was hit with a 10-day license suspension for serving alcohol to minors and over-serving customers, according to the Salem News.

The three allegations of serving underage patrons all involved women under 21, including one who was charged with drunken driving; one who was transported to the hospital; and a third who may have been sexually assaulted after drinking at the establishment, according to the Salem News story.

The suspension is scheduled to begin sometime after Thanksgiving.

Do you think the serving of underage patrons is a problem at other Salem establishments? Have you seen underage patrons getting in the front door and served at other downtown bars?

Let us know in the comments section below.

Carolyn Costain November 20, 2012 at 07:07 PM
What an ignorant thing to say "shut your windows?" for god sakes! people have the right to the peaceful enjoyment of their homes and loud bars/ owners should be respectful of that fact! People try to conserve energy by shutting off air conditioner on a nice night and open the windows. When people have had enough they will petition to close the bars earlier etc. So the owners really need to work with their neighbors not annoy them!
Carolyn Costain November 20, 2012 at 09:43 PM
Hey Kim , your boss makes enough money to pay all of you. He should have plenty of money for sound proofing and paying bouncers that can keep the party inside the bar not migrating out into the streets at all hours. When people get ;loud and obnoxious you can only guess that they have been "over served" and are drunk!
JOHN CAHILL November 21, 2012 at 01:06 AM
Kimberlly n November 21, 2012 at 01:36 AM
FYI Carolyn , I am not an employee , I'm just a normal salem resident , who love Murphy's !!! I go there to eat at least 3 times a week with MY FAMILY !!!! And all the employees there are nothing but good hardworking and honest people ....learn how to read the comments!!!!
JOHN CAHILL November 21, 2012 at 01:43 PM
carolyn we dont make money we earn it only the feds make money


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