Brunswick bar gets temporary license

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BRUNSWICK — Live music is back, at least temporarily, at O’Shea’s Irish Restaurant & Cantina.

The Town Council denied the downtown bar a special amusement license on June 8 on the grounds that allowing live music and dancing at the 94 Maine St. business would be detrimental to the health, safety, or general welfare of the public.

But on June 20, the town granted the bar a temporary special amusement licence with the understanding that the bar’s owners would try to limit the number of people who gather outside the bar and would hire a police officer to patrol the bar on weekends, according to co-owner Ryan Foley.

The council will reconsider granting the bar a permanent special amusement license on July 11. That license would be valid until June 8, 2012.

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