City | 12:02 am | October 14, 2011 | By Nick Defiesta

Minors caught at Box 63

New Haven police and liquor control agents raided Box 63 on Oct. 13, 2011.
New Haven police and liquor control agents raided Box 63 on Oct. 13, 2011. Photo by Nick Defiesta.

Toad’s may soon be back on top.

The New Haven Police Department conducted a raid on Box 63 Thursday night, handing out infractions to five bar patrons for underage drinking. New Haven’s hottest late-night hotspot could face consequences ranging from a fine to a revoked liquor license.

Peter Johnson ’13, who was in Box 63 at the time of the raid, said that police entered the bar and went to the booth nearest the stairwell, where they checked identification of several of the youngest-looking club goers. David Hartman, New Haven Police Department’s Public Information Officer, said that the raid was conducted calmly and that no force was used.

Hartman added that while the NHPD handles enforcement, Box 63’s ultimate fate lays with the state liquor commission.

Employees of Box 63 present during the raid declined to comment.

Comments
  • silliwin01

    The NHPD is clearly in the pocket of Brian Phelps.

  • phantomllama

    So nice to see the NHPD focussing on the issues that matter, like the robberies and murders that plague this foul city.