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Who's On First Strikes Out in Fenway

The Yawkey Way bar will close down

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A sports bar in Fenway is closing down just a few months after a fatal shooting of a customer outside the Yawkey Way establishment, according to Universal Hub. Who's On First, though absolved of culpability in the incident, has reportedly long been a problem spot.

At a neighborhood meeting with Red Sox representatives and Fenway residents on Tuesday, Red Sox President Sam Kennedy announced that the bar would close, according to Twitter user Daniella Torres.

Who's On First, which has been around since 1979, has been involved in a number of public safety concerns since 2001, including assaults, shootings, and stabbings both in and outside the establishment, according to The Boston Globe. Most recently, on November 26, 2015, 29-year-old Jephthe Chery was shot and killed outside the bar and two others were wounded.

The City of Boston licensing board conducted a hearing related to the incident and determined the bar had not violated the terms of its liquor license and therefore did not need to be shut down. Red Sox officials think otherwise, apparently, though no official closure date has been announced.

Correction: A previous version of this story said Who's On First had been in business since the 1990s.

Who's On First?

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