Universal HUB reports that 90 supporters of the Dorchester bar Ups N Downs have signed a letter urging city officials to allow the bar to remain open. The bar was closed after an incident in February in which seven people were injured, but the letter claims that the bar is "even better than a 'Cheers'" in terms of its value to the community and inclusive vibe. According to the letter, the bar "is a reflection of what this wonderful City of Boston is about."
A subsequent post on Universal HUB says the licensing board found "no violation" but the bar may still close for good and is considering selling its liquor license to the upcoming Boston Tea Party Museum, which has already made an offer. If the mayor's office rules in Ups N Downs' favor, the bar might reopen just its first floor. "Closing this establishment only takes away from the community, takes away a place of comfort and support for many people, us."