SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno has shut down an event that was scheduled for 9 o’clock Friday night at 143 Main Street in the City’s South End.
This is the second time in three months the City issued a cease and desist order to Ambrosia Lounge for planning an event without proper licenses. Back in June, Ambrosia Lounge’s 18 and up party at 143 Main St. got shut down because the promoters did not have a valid license.
Once again, Director of the License Commission Alesia Days told 22News the event planners failed to obtain an entertainment license for Friday night’s advertised event.
“There was a hearing held, and they were to submit additional documentation, which they failed to do,” said Days. “So it was clear to them that they didn’t have an entertainment license at the time that they planned to have this event.”
22News also asked Days if Ambrosia Lounge will ever be able to successfully apply for an entertainment license here in the City. She said, “Clearly they didn’t have an entertainment license so I guess it becomes an issue of whether or not they’ll ever be issued one. I think the answer to that question in the posture that they are in right now is no.”
Days said it is a public safety concern to let promoters host events if they’re not following the city’s regulations. It is illegal to operate an entertainment venue without a license.