SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

Local News

February 15, 2014

Oliveira’s, Peabody reach deal; no alcohol after 11 p.m.

(Continued)

Keilty told the board that the restaurant has discontinued the functions — including a Latino night — that led to the difficulties. That might not impress the City Council, where Ward 3 Councilor Jim Moutsoulas has promised to take a hard look at their entertainment license, which allows live bands.

Personal experience is one reason for his skepticism, said Moutsoulas, who recalled visiting a Greek restaurant across the street from Oliveira’s last year: “We were leaving. Over in the street, there were 20 people out fighting. They were swinging knives. It was one of the most vicious fights I’ve ever seen.”

With four or five cruisers arriving on the scene, a concerned Moutsoulas guided his handicapped brother back into the Greek restaurant.

He conceded that he hasn’t heard any recent complaints about the restaurant.

“I would imagine there will be discussion on (Oliveira’s),” said council President Bob Driscoll. “I don’t think they’ve been outstanding in their relations with their neighbors.”

Past complaints about the steak house have also come from representatives of the neighboring St. Vasilios Church.

The council had been expected to deal with the entertainment license at Thursday’s meeting. It was canceled due to the storm, however, and hasn’t yet been rescheduled.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News

AP Video
Obama: World Is Appalled by Murder of Journalist Israel, Militants Trade Fire After Talks Fail Pres. George W. Bush Takes Ice Bucket Challenge Pierce Brosnan's Call to Join the Expendables Changes Coming to No-Fly List Raw: IDF Footage Said to Show Airstrikes Police: Ferguson More Peaceful Raw: Aftermath of Airstrike in Gaza Raw: Thousands March on Pakistani Parliament Raw: World's Oldest Man Lives in Japan Fire Crews Tame Yosemite Fire Raw: Police Weapon Drawn Near Protesters, Media Raw: Explosions in Gaza As Airstrikes Resume Charter Schools Alter Post-Katrina Landscape Texas Gov. Perry: Indictment 'a Political Act' US Officials: Video Shows American's Beheading Video Shows Ferguson Cop Months Before Shooting Water Bottles Recalled for Safety Researcher Testing On-Field Concussion Scanners
Comments Tracker