The Irish Social Club of Boston now has a permanent liquor license, essentially restoring the club to its legal capabilites as it was before April 2011's abrupt and brief closing of the club.
"Wanted to let you know that Mary Maloney and Kathie Sullivan just picked up the permanent liquor license for the Irish Social Club a few minutes ago in Boston City Hall," wrote Mary Mulvey Jacobson, the club's corresponding secretary. "It is a 7-day all alcoholic license with a 1 a.m. closing, all out by 1:30 am. This license, coupled with the recently received entertainment license completes our work on restoring the licenses. Thanks to everyone who helped to make this happen. The officers and members of the Irish Social Club extend sincere gratitude for the assistance in reopening the club."
With the liquor and entertainment licenses intact this closes a chapter in the Irish Social Club's history book that has only made the club stronger and more active.
Before the April 2011 closing when former club president Andy Sheehan tried to close the club. But members fought Sheehan's attempts, revitalizing the club, holding membership drives, and eventually a huge party to celebrate the rebirth of the club. Now the Irish Social Club of Boston in West Roxbury continually holds events on a weekly basis with live bands, auctions and a lively membership.