SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield’s Law Department has issued a Demand to Cease and Desist to two locations on Worthington Street for violating a Massachusetts law while promoting their next events.
In a letter sent out Wednesday, Assistant City Solicitor Stephen Reilly stated that Roberto’s Sports Bar and Grille, doing business as “The Zone,” and 272 Worthington Street, doing business as the “Glo Ultra Lounge,” both received a Cease and Desist order after promoting an event that offered reduced cover charges for women.
Reilly said that the “M.G.L. c. 151B and the regulations promulgated there under prohibit discrimination based upon sex. This includes offering a reduced cover charge to women. Moreover, distribution of advertising material of the type enclosed is a violation of City Ordinance, specifically Chapter 7.16.120.”
“We will continue to make sure pouring establishments are adhering to the law. We will not tolerate establishments that ignore state law and city ordinances,” Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno said.
The letters have been addressed to Attorney Daniel Kelly. If either of these locations fails to comply with the Cease and Desist order, then they could lose their alcohol license and/or entertainment license.