Fire & Ice goes dark: NHLC revokes license after brawl

A revocation hearing was set for May 1 at City Hall, according to the April 27 minutes of the Liquor Commission.

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Lights out at Fire & Ice on Elm Street Wednesday night.

MANCHESTER, NH – Manchester Police have petitioned to shut down Fire & Ice, a popular hookah bar on Elm Street. The business was cited for violation of RSA 179:27, II – served or allowed consumption of alcoholic beverages in areas not approved by the Liquor Commission, 3 counts. They were also cited for violation of RSA 179:51 – insufficient lighting, 2 counts. Dates of violations: October 9, 2016 and December 30, 2016.

A revocation hearing was set for May 1 at City Hall, according to the April 27 minutes of the Liquor Commission.

On April 16 two Massachusetts men were arrested following a bar brawl that required several police units to respond.

The action was addressed briefly during the May 3 monthly Manchester Police commissioners meeting.

This is the second hookah bar shut down by city police in the past few weeks. The liquor license at Sixide Vape Lounge was revoked in mid-April. Both night spots require heavy police patrols and have been the site of brawls and other commotion, earning them the distinction of “nuisance” businesses, police say. 

During the meeting, police noted that Sixide is trying to reopen the same basic business under a different name.

The city has two other hookah bars, Crazy Camel at Maple and Valley – directly across from the police department – and Karma, on Elm Street.

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