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Boston Bar Faces Closing After Drugging Allegations

The violations come with serious repercussions, as the Boston Licensing Commission could decide to shut it down

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    A hearing was held Tuesday morning to decide if Boston's Cask 'n Flagon can remain open after two women reported being drugged at the bar. (Published Tuesday, July 12, 2016)

    A hearing was held Tuesday morning to decide if Boston's Cask 'n Flagon can remain open after two women reported being drugged at the bar.

    The violations come with serious repercussions, as the Boston Licensing Commission could decide to shut it down. 

    Boston Police Det. John Teixera, said, "The victim lost all memory and woke up several hours later in an unknown apartment in Somerville, Massachusetts." 

    That female victim told Boston Police she was sexually assaulted and believes she was drugged. 

    She says before the assault, she had one drink at the popular Fenway area bar on Saturday, May 14. 

    The bar now faces two violations by the city licensing board for this alleged incident, and a similar incident the night before, when a woman claims she was also drugged. 

    Teixera said, "She stated she was sitting at the bar with her sister when she started feeling sick. So her sister took her home." 

    The bar's owner and attorney said they're troubled by the allegations and the safety of their customers is of utmost importance. 

    Owner Dana Van Fleet said, "We have no reports of anybody needing assistance or anybody coming to a staff member requesting assistance." 

    The board will review cases and releases their findings on Thursday. 

    The Somerville case involving the sexual assault is still under investigation

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