Hamilton restaurant charged after allegedly hosting party

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Published June 1, 2021 at 10:24 pm

A Hamilton restaurant faces charges and will have its business licence reviewed after allegedly hosting an indoor party on May 28.

Allure Lounge on Barton Street East was charged five times under the Reopening Ontario Act after bylaw officers were called there, City of Hamilton emergency operations director Paul Johnson said Monday during a weekly COVID-19 update. Johnson said bylaw officers visited the establishment after “some loud music was heard on the street level.” They found more than 10 people attending a party in the lounge’s basement, Johnson said.

The ROA prohibits indoor gatherings while Ontario is under a stay-at-home order. Private homes are limited to gatherings of no more than five people.

“This is a business that has had charges in the past,” Johnson said. “We are reviewing this and reviewing the business licence, as well.”

Allure Lounge specializes in Caribbean fare. It was the lone Hamilton business fined under the ROA during the past week.

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