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A longtime Neponset watering hole could soon be closing its doors.
Michael Ford, the attorney representing Upstairs, Downstairs, told the city's Licensing Board that the owner is in negotiations to sell the barís liquor license to the Tea Party Museum, which is under construction in Boston's Fort Point neighborhood.
The possibility of 53-year-old bar closing was revealed Tuesday as it appeared before the cityís Licensing Board to answer questions about an early morning fight in February that ended with multiple injuries and stab victims.
Ford testified before the board that his client responded promptly and correctly to the February incident and asked that the bar be able to reopen its downstairs barroom.
"It was an unforeseen incident," said Ford. "The licensee takes it very seriously and responded."
The bar also known as Ups N Downs, is located at 469 Neponset Ave. and has been closed since the Feb. 18 incident.
According to Licensing Board documents, at approximately 1:55 a.m. a large fight on the second floor of the bar was started by patrons, resulting in seven stab victims, including one of the establishmentís bouncers.
"[It was] an uneventful, quiet night with a different crowd I didn't recognize," said Heather Collins, who was working security that night and testified before the board Tuesday. "A drink was thrown and then a fight broke out."
Officers with the Boston Police Department said at the hearing that they are still investigating the incident.
The Licensing Board will vote Thursday on whether the bar will face any additional penalties.