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Thirty6Red

West Bridgewater, MA

#125 Nov 6, 2009
We are playing around the area...just not at Waxy's anymore. We'll be playing the Chieftain (again) and Casey O'Connors (sometime soon). Website is at http://www.thirty6red.com

Hope this helps and hope to see you out there
yogini

North Attleboro, MA

#127 Jan 10, 2010
PinkLadyDeb wrote:
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I make it to CASEY O'CONNORS in MANSFIELD at least once a week. They have the Best atmosphere, Owners and staff are wonderful, attentive, Food and Drink are Excellent! Nice Dining area and have great Family deals. Excellent entertainment on the weekends. A place you can be more than comfortable attending with a group of friends, with family or even by yourself! COME TO MANSFIELD and check out CASEY O'CONNORS!!!
I love Casey's. Very affordable and a great staff. Waxy's is the worst customer service I've had in years. They cater to the colledge crowd....with rich parents! I hope they go out of business soon so a decent place can goo in there.
starcar98

Mansfield, MA

#128 Jan 16, 2010
yogini wrote:
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I love Casey's. Very affordable and a great staff. Waxy's is the worst customer service I've had in years. They cater to the colledge crowd....with rich parents! I hope they go out of business soon so a decent place can goo in there.
I live in town and couldn't disagree more. Drinks are meager and over priced, food is very limited and over priced, place is too small for entertainment and no parking available on the week ends.
XYZ

Dublin, Ireland

#129 Jan 25, 2010
It seems that some people are ready to critise too quickly! Any pub that starts out new are always going to have teething probems! I totally understand that it can be quite frustrating to be waiting on tables, find the food not great, the wrong atmosphere etc and if you are used to your usual pubs then it is quicker to dislike any comparison! But at least there is a choice and it is nice to have your favorite! But for some of you, there is no need to be so rude! Blaming Waxy's for drink driving - that is a very irresponsible comment! As for our Irish heritage - I think you may want to look up your Irish history and find out when rolls started appearing on our tables!
T OB

AOL

#130 Feb 13, 2010
Went to Waxys for dinner with the wife for the first and last time. Upon being seated we asked if we could have a different table (there were many others available) and got an attitude from the hostess seating us, I am 6'4 and did not want to sit on a childs stool,(my back is still stiff 4 hours later!)

Then while we waited for our dinners there was no offer of bread and butter! How much does bread cost?? I mean seriously,,,

Food was salty and vegetables and potatoes were burned, Our server barely made another appearance except to collect our bill.(which I can see by reading other reviews we will have to check carefully)

Oh there was no heat and we were freezing after 10 minutes, Needless to say we won't be going back and we'll be sure to let our family and friends know about WO, Stay away!
Greeny

Norwood, MA

#131 Feb 24, 2010
Waxy's is a fine drinking establishment - go there for that reason, not for dinner. The Chieftain leads all local Irish pubs. They have the best music, food and atmosphere. Casey's does a nice job as well.
Nate

Sharon, MA

#132 Mar 1, 2010
I have been going to the Chieftain twice a month for about a year and just tried Waxy's for the second time last week. After a horrible first experience I figured I would try it again now that it is a year and a half in. This was the worst service and food I think I have ever encountered in a restaurant. As a local I love the location but I will never set foot in Waxy's again. As small as the Chieftain is I would much rather be treated properly with great food and better music and not to mention much better prices. There is no comparison between the two. I can only hope that Waxy's closes down and allows for a real restaurant to come in.
Lisa Foxboro resident

Foxboro, MA

#133 Aug 12, 2010
I can not believe all the negative write ups about this place. I have never had a bad experience. I took my four children there on St Patrick's Day to see the Irish Step Dancers and there were no tables left in the room where the girls were going to be so the manager set up an extra table with chairs for me and my children. The food was good and everyone who worked there was pleasant.
I went another night with my husband and a friend to have a few drinks and listen to the band and enjoyed every minute of it. I think this place is great and i grew up in Boston and always went into Fanueil Hall...if you don't enjoy a Thursday thru Saturday night scene in Waxy's you must be either old or boring!
Kevin

Wrentham, MA

#134 Aug 17, 2010
Never heard of it. Had a ruben at Mr. Dooley's yesterday. Fantastic!
Steve

New York, NY

#135 Aug 17, 2010
In all honesty Lisa, I find it hard to believe that you are trying to compare Waxy's to Fanuel Hall. I have been in Waxy's many times and also grew up going to Fanuel Hall and they are nothing alike. The bands at Waxy's are boring and repetitive. I'm sure they don't pay bands very well or they would have better ones. The good thing is at least, the drunk drivers coming out of there seems to have diminished..Ha Ha.. Half-assed Townie Bar is all it is.
Irish Blood

Mansfield, MA

#136 Sep 29, 2010
Wow, I can't believe this thread is still going. The place must really bite to continue for so long.
"But the bar was imported from Ireland"....please
mansfield guy

Mansfield, MA

#137 Oct 2, 2010
haters.
someone

Worcester, MA

#138 Dec 17, 2010
Wow do u guys get off from bashing people
georgianna

Foxboro, MA

#139 May 24, 2011
rude waitstaff, inedible food, no atmosphere, and you'll leave deaf from the overwhelmingly loud "music". Foxborough needs this?
notafan

Foxboro, MA

#140 Sep 15, 2011
Gave them another try, after poor service two years ago. We went for a meal not the bar scene and being a Wednesday night had the place to ourselves. This did not prevent some of our party who arrived early from waiting over five minutes to be seated. Due to past experience we asked if the kitchen was staffed. We learned they had no chef and many of the other staff had called in sick. With open minds we went forward and food service was quick (no one else in restaurant), food was OK, not good, but the portions reasonable.

Other reviewer have noted it is two different places, but it seems they want to be one. The one that over-serves 20-30 somethings on weekends.
Waxys Troubles

Foxboro, MA

#141 Feb 15, 2013
Continued Public Hearing – Liquor Violation – Waxy O’Connor’s 121 Main Street
Ms. Brue read the Public Hearing notice.
Atty. Brian Falk of Mirick O’Connell will be the Special Town’s Counsel on this matter.
Attorney Frank Spillane represented Waxy O'Connor's and was present along with coowners
Mark Rohleder and Paul McKenna. Manager Joseph Lothrup was also present.
Mr. Paicos reviewed the procedures for this hearing. Counsel for the Town and the
defendants have been negotiating and do have a settlement to present to the Board. If
the Board accepts this settlement, then no further testimony will be necessary. If the
Board does not accept the settlement then testimony will proceed.
Atty. Falk swore in the witnesses.
Sgt. Richard Noonan summarized the events of that evening. He noted that a written
notice that the department would be conducting compliance checks was given to the
establishment in early August and a notice was also published in the Foxboro Reporter
on August 30th as well as the Sun Chronicle on April 23rd.
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A nineteen year old female from out of town as well as a police officer from her town
assisted Sgt. Noonan in conducting the compliance checks. At 7:10 p.m. the operative
entered the establishment and took a seat at the bar. An older gentleman saw her
waiting and waved the bartender over. She then ordered a Bud Light which the
bartender gave her and then went to help another patron. The operative then left to use
the bathroom. The operative stated that she was never asked for any identification or
her age.
Atty. Spillane noted that there is a new manager, Joseph Lothrup, at Waxy O’Connor’s
and paperwork will be filed with the town. Atty. Spillane stated that the description of
the incident is accurate in that a regular patron waived down the bartender to serve the
operative. The bartender assumed the operative was with this patron’s group and did
not ask for an ID. Atty. Spillane stated that the owner’s take this situation very seriously
and the bartender in question was fired. The remaining staff was retrained and TIPPS
trained and a license scanner has been obtained to verify ID’s. The procedures have
been reviewed by the new management and will continue to be improved.
The biggest change at Waxy’s is the change of manager. Mr. Gordon Hyde, the
previous manager and also part owner has been let go and bought out of the business.
The ownership was not aware of the seriousness of the situation until this past summer.
The other owners live in Florida. There are eight Waxy O’Connor locations on the east
coast, with two others located in Massachusetts.
Owner Mark Rohleder addressed the Board and acknowledged the seriousness of the
incident. He stated that the emphasis will now be on food service and less on a
nightclub type atmosphere. They have changed the menu and hired new cooks. The
cameras in the establishment will now also be used to keep an eye on patrons. New
security staff has been hired especially on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, during Patriot’s
games and other special occasions as needed.
Mr. Rohleder stated that this is a family owned business and this incident as well as the
others at the Foxboro location is a poor reflection on their business and they are
committed to making changes.
Waxys Troubles

Foxboro, MA

#142 Feb 15, 2013
The Police Chief noted that there have been fewer incidents in 2012 than there were in
2011.
The Town Manager and Town Counsel are recommending the proposed settlement.
This settlement states that the owners of Waxy O’Connor’s agree to the violation and
will not appeal this decision to the ABCC. They shall gift the town reimbursement of
costs associated with the investigation, develop and maintain an electronic ID scanner
at the premises, develop and improve a policy of ID checks and provide a copy to the
Board within one month. They shall conduct in house training for all employees every
six months, employ security staff and police detail officers on weekends and special
events as necessary. The agreement also requires the Manager to appear before the
Board in one month for a status report on compliance with the agreement. The
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agreement calls for License suspension of sixteen days to be served immediately
beginning on January 23, 2013 to February 7, 2013, which would include Superbowl
weekend.
Mr. Rohleder stated that they have an impeccable record at all the other locations and
would like to move forward and stay in Foxboro and make a difference in the
community. He apologized to the community and asked that their efforts be taken into
consideration.
Resident Dave Brown of 17 Merrigan Way questioned if any of the settlement
requirements were in the previous settlement and how the scanner would be used.
Resident John Rominowski of 30 Cross Street stated that he has noticed the changes to
the establishment and would like to see them stay in town.
The Board discussed whether they were interested in the settlement or proceeding with
the hearing. The management has changed and they are accepting responsibility this
time.
Mr. Paicos noted that this could be used as a fourth violation and their license revoked
but recommends the suspension since the owners are making a sincere effort to
change the atmosphere of the location. The suspension will be on the record and if
there is another event within the next two years they will be out of business.
Atty. Falk stated that it is at the Board’s discretion to impose sanctions as they see fit.
This will not set precedence as every establishment is entitled to be heard on its own
merit.
The Board asked if the Police Chief is satisfied with the changes. Chief O’Leary
speaking on behalf of himself and the Fire Chief stated that the calls for service at the
location have decreased lately which they feel is evidence of better efforts on the part of
management.
Mr. DeVellis does not feel a settlement is warranted given the past history of the
establishment.
Atty. Falk noted that condition #10 states that if they fail to comply with the settlement
the Board may seek additional penalties against the Licensee including further
suspension or revocation of their License.
Mr. Sullivan would like to see an additional monetary donation of $10,000 that could be
used for police training or given to an appropriate charity such as MADD or SADD.
Mr. Rohleder stated that they have been having financial difficulties at this location due
to the previous management not paying bills over the past year.
Waxys Troubles

Foxboro, MA

#143 Feb 15, 2013
The Town Manager and Town Counsel are recommending the proposed settlement.
This settlement states that the owners of Waxy O’Connor’s agree to the violation and
will not appeal this decision to the ABCC. They shall gift the town reimbursement of
costs associated with the investigation, develop and maintain an electronic ID scanner
at the premises, develop and improve a policy of ID checks and provide a copy to the
Board within one month. They shall conduct in house training for all employees every
six months, employ security staff and police detail officers on weekends and special
events as necessary. The agreement also requires the Manager to appear before the
Board in one month for a status report on compliance with the agreement. The
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agreement calls for License suspension of sixteen days to be served immediately
beginning on January 23, 2013 to February 7, 2013, which would include Superbowl
weekend.
Mr. Rohleder stated that they have an impeccable record at all the other locations and
would like to move forward and stay in Foxboro and make a difference in the
community. He apologized to the community and asked that their efforts be taken into
consideration.
Resident Dave Brown of 17 Merrigan Way questioned if any of the settlement
requirements were in the previous settlement and how the scanner would be used.
Resident John Rominowski of 30 Cross Street stated that he has noticed the changes to
the establishment and would like to see them stay in town.
The Board discussed whether they were interested in the settlement or proceeding with
the hearing. The management has changed and they are accepting responsibility this
time.
Mr. Paicos noted that this could be used as a fourth violation and their license revoked
but recommends the suspension since the owners are making a sincere effort to
change the atmosphere of the location. The suspension will be on the record and if
there is another event within the next two years they will be out of business.
Atty. Falk stated that it is at the Board’s discretion to impose sanctions as they see fit.
This will not set precedence as every establishment is entitled to be heard on its own
merit.
The Board asked if the Police Chief is satisfied with the changes. Chief O’Leary
speaking on behalf of himself and the Fire Chief stated that the calls for service at the
location have decreased lately which they feel is evidence of better efforts on the part of
management.
Mr. DeVellis does not feel a settlement is warranted given the past history of the
establishment.
Atty. Falk noted that condition #10 states that if they fail to comply with the settlement
the Board may seek additional penalties against the Licensee including further
suspension or revocation of their License.
Mr. Sullivan would like to see an additional monetary donation of $10,000 that could be
used for police training or given to an appropriate charity such as MADD or SADD.
Mr. Rohleder stated that they have been having financial difficulties at this location due
to the previous management not paying bills over the past year.
bbhta

Paterson, NJ

#144 May 3, 2014
I was discusted when I was there last night, food was OK (def no worth the money) but the management was horrible. The restaurant manager was not only completely drunk, but screaming at his employees so loud that I could hear him in the bar. I feel bad for the kitchen staff as I herd the way they were spoken too. As well as watching a kitchen staff member bringing a pitcher of beer back into kitchen for himself, while still on the clock. Maybe if the management and staff wasn't drunk a majority of the time the food and service would be a lot better then it is. Wish I knew a way to contact owner because this experience has completely changed my views on this place!!!!
Tired of Dishonesty

Spokane, WA

#145 Aug 14, 2014
It is amazing that their attorney also represents the town. How the police chief never investigated the above on May 3rd of this date is disturbing. That one allows an inebriated restaurant manager after appearing before a hearing on serving minors says a lot about the people running these establishments that they think they are above the law hiding behind liability laws thinking they are intelligent business people. This proves they are nothing of the sort and a disgrace to all law abiding citizens by their tactics and less than honorable dubious business practices buying their way out of trouble.. What an example to show in front of their own children when they circumnavigate laws and serve minors all in the name of making a quick buck. Shame on them and avoid their establishments unless you endorse their type of business practices. As for their hand crafted pubs Made in Ireland. people are not silly to believe such nonsense when it comes out of a furniture machine shop instead of being chiseled out of a 2 x 4 plank of wood. Says a lot about their marketing practices as well. The truth hurts these people but the sooner it is said, the better for the public to wise up in supporting honest business people instead of supporting those who buy their way out of trouble including hosting charity events thinking the public is conned to not see what is really behind this sordid lot. Perhaps informing MADD and law enforcement to watch their every move in any area they operate will send a message loud and clear that such activity will not be tolerated in any community they show up in!

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