FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Selectmen voted Tuesday night unanimously to suspend the alcohol license of the Isla Restaurant, owned by the V&M Inc. group.
Selectmen voted 5-0 to accept an agreement reached between the restaurant and Framingham Police, after the restaurant admitted that an employee served an under age teen alcohol.
According to Framingham Police, as part of a sting, an employee served an female, 18, a Bud Light beer without asking for identification on Thursday, Sept. 23 in 2016.
This was the first alcohol violation by the restaurant, located at 672 Waverly Street.
The employee who served the teen the beer was terminated, according to Framingham Police Lt. Harry Wareham.
The waitress who served the teen a beer, did not have a Framingham server ID card, which is another violation of the town’s alcohol policy.
Manager Victor Ortiz, who is an elected member of the Framingham Planning Board, said the waitress had only been employed one day at the restaurant when that happened, and she quit.
Lt. Wareham said management cooperated with the investigation.
The restaurant will lose its liquor license for two consecutive days, to include a Thursday. Those two days have not yet been decided.
The Route 135 restaurant also agrees to pay a $300 investigation fee to the Town of Framingham.