Shenanigans Bar & Grille denied request for outside entertainment

Sep 23, 2015

Selectmen on Tuesday approved an indoor entertainment license for the newly opened Shenanigans Bar & Grille, but denied request for a weekend outdoor entertainment license.

“For the record you did not apply for these licenses when you originally applied for your liquor license,” Selectman Judith Whiteside told owner Stephen Hurlburt.

Hurlburt admitted confusion in the application process, saying that he asked if he needed additonal licenses, but did not realize the need to specify exactly for an outdoor entertainment license.

“For me, I don't like the outdoor thing,” said Chairman Patrick Tropeano, “I don't have any problem approving an indoor license."

Selectman Peter Teitelbaum asked Hurlburt whether or not his restaurant has started off successfully. “We had a soft open on September 3rd, and opened on the 4th for business at 11 a.m.,” Hurlburt said, “The community has really come out for us. We've seen a wide range of people from young to old. I am actually shocked I am doing way better out of the gate than I ever thought.”

When asked after the meeting if the lack of an outdoor license would impact the restaurant's business, Hurlburt said, “Yeah, it will in the heat of the summertime, but maybe next year we can go back to the drawing board.”

Shenanigans Bar & Grille is located at 2691 Cranberry Highway, the former location of the old Shooters Restaurant.