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John F Davis former proprietor of the yet unopened Ocean View Grille at the Fairview

Post by arastus » Apr Sun 30, 2017 8:30 am

Following his appearance in Wrentham District Court on Friday and being ordered by the Norfolk County DA to stand trial on 7/18 on criminal charges of grand larceny, with another court case pending in the next week to 10 days in Dedham District Court jurisdiction on similar, but different, charges in an unrelated case, the businessman introduced into our community Mr. John Davis by Mr. Jack Clancy and supported and approved by our BOS (Misters McDoungh, Bradley and Robbins presiding), over the objections of many residents with well documented city, state, federal and court records of Mr. Davis's years of below board business practices, has decided on his own to cut and run. FINALLY realizing, I assume, his sketchy business record and actions are beginning to speak louder than his words! In fairness to the BOS, his liquor license was revoked 2/2017 by the BOS (Misters Bradley, Robbins and Fitzgerald presiding). Mr. Davis with his appeal to the ABCC on this revocation, which was to be heard 5/17, knows the ABCC frowns on pending felony trials and charges of applicants as liquor license holders, apparently, this alleged businessman's eyes may have finally opened to that realization. Mr. Davis departs the area with thousands of dollars in additional debt owed to local subcontractors, tradesmen and artist. (He did say he was going to provide jobs to locals in his BOS license hearing confirmation, but apparently neglected to say he didn't plan on paying most of them!)

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Re: John F Davis former proprietor of the yet unopened Ocean View Grille at the Fairview

Post by pat » Apr Sun 30, 2017 9:08 am

Silver lining... That unused dirt parking lot across the street is a terrific spot to sit and watch the surf while eating take-out fried clams from Haddads.

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Re: John F Davis former proprietor of the yet unopened Ocean View Grille at the Fairview

Post by arastus » Apr Sun 30, 2017 10:29 am

Indeed, but opening a restaurant in a former restaurant venue has never been an issue. This will open, and probably sooner now that Mr. Davis is out of the picture. The communities position all along was this businessman, and his sorted business history and practices, was introduced into our town and than supported for over a year by the building owner and town officials with ever mounting evidence of his complete lack of integrity, financial support and business viability, above the evidence presented by the community......that is the sad part!

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Re: John F Davis former proprietor of the yet unopened Ocean View Grille at the Fairview

Post by Seahag » Apr Sun 30, 2017 9:10 pm

Wow, that is some news.

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Re: John F Davis former proprietor of the yet unopened Ocean View Grille at the Fairview

Post by arastus » May Mon 15, 2017 7:32 pm

BOS Hearing this evening, 5/15, and following the public portion of the meeting, the BOS and Town Counsel will meet in "Executive Session", that is, closed to the public, to "Review Pending Litigation" according to their released agenda. My guess is, this deals with the Fairview abutters law suit against the town (AKA "old bastards, fools for buying next to a restaurant than complaining about a restaurant, trouble makers", etc. in the eyes of some) regarding Mr. Davis's, the criminal who was introduced into our community by the BOS with the support of other town officials (and businessmen), and the fact this litigation has been dropped by the plaintiffs secondary to the fact Mr. Davis has departed the area, taking with him his myriad of civil and criminal law suits, unpaid debt and unresolved issues currently not involving the town, this criminal no longer has an establishment to possess his liquor license, therefore litigation against the town is no longer necessary. And it is more than reasonable to assume, if I were in there position, I would want to keep this issue and specifics of this event as quiet, and private, as possible, also. Although I am sure the facts will eventually come out, along with documentation, perhaps in the form of a full page paid (if necessary) newspaper article in the near future! It would make for most interesting reading, a lot of which would appear to be fiction, but you can't make this stuff up!

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Re: John F Davis former proprietor of the yet unopened Ocean View Grille at the Fairview

Post by Eric K » May Tue 16, 2017 8:55 pm

Please have it printed.
This town needs a good waking up while drinking it's coffee.

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Re: John F Davis former proprietor of the yet unopened Ocean View Grille at the Fairview

Post by arastus » May Wed 17, 2017 10:48 pm

OK, I have to do it: I will list things that were documented either with municipal, state, federal or court records that the BOS, at the time, Misters McDonough, Robbins and Bradley, knew of the night of the original hearing for the John F Davis's liquor license hearing. Of note, the original hearing was scheduled for 2/1/2016, but when residents presented the above records and documentation, the attorney representing John Davis, requested a postponement to address the issues...granted and continued to 2/22/2016. (Easily verified by going to the Town of Marshfield web site and seeing the videos taped of all public meetings.) Bearing in mind, the liquor license, and mentioned on more than one occasion by various members of the board, is determined on the basis of the character of the applicant and the public need and good. Additionally, MR. Robbins can be heard on the hearing tape from 2/1/2017, when the license was revoked, stating he took a "leap of faith" in initially approving the license at the first hearing in 2/2016 when advised by Town Counsel on this date, that what was, and again, documented with the above records by the opposition to Mr. Davis, could not be considered, WHY? It reflected on the applicants character and integrity, one of the criteria for granting the license. The residents never questioned the public need and good from day 1, there was a restaurant, it could, should and would continue, NEVER an issue. The issue from day 1 was the character of the applicant, John F. Davis, along with his integrity, and financial viability to run a restaurant with ZERO experience.

OK will do this chronologically, covering first what was presented to the Board of Selectmen, therefore, KNOWN to them the night of the license approval, than things that were discovered within days/weeks/months of the license approval in conjunction to the amount of time it took town officials to finally REACT to this CON job perpetuated on them, lost revenue to the town, and by association, the people of the community. I will list one a day, for the next several days for the full effect of how the Board, and other town officials, ignored the documented presentation on this applicants long history (YEARS!) of below board business practices, presented to them by the people of the community. In addition, lost revenue to subcontractors with Mr. Davis's propensity to blame poor work outcome by the contractor for not paying, again, on the hearing tapes.

1. At the 2/1/2016 hearing, brought to the Selectmen's attention 3 false statements were made by the applicant on the license application: Was the liquor license pledged to another, "No", FALSE (It's only 2 choices, YES or NO!), Who are you employed by, "John Davis Builders, LLC", FALSE at the time this application was filed, John Davis Builders, LLC had been involuntarily dissolved by the Commonwealth, 5 months prior, for failure to maintain yearly records with the Commonwealth, and finally, start up capital, "$10,000", FALSE ( a ZERO was left off was the explanation?!?) However, at the rescheduled hearing 2/22/2016, APPROVING the liquor license, these FALSE STATEMENTS were """amended", with no or little discussion. I believe, in their own town by laws, ONE false statement is grounds for disapproving applicants for Liquor license application, but even if it weren't, does this reflect on character and integrity? Late...more tomorrow!

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Re: John F Davis former proprietor of the yet unopened Ocean View Grille at the Fairview

Post by arastus » May Fri 19, 2017 9:53 am

2. Financial status that was known by the Board of Selectman the night of approving Mr. Davis the applicant, since no financial status was offered, or apparently required that evening, regarding his financial viability. "He's doing it with his savings", if I may quote Mr. Delisi, the applicants attorney the night of his approval. This will take a few lines, but here goes: Since purchasing his home in Seekonk in 2013 (another story we will allude to latter), he hadn't paid a dime of real estate tax to the city, approximately in excess 0f $15,000, even as he sat at the board hearing the night of 2/22/2016. Non-payment of federal income tax for 5 consecutive years, 2008-2012, I believe, along with non-payment of state income taxes for 3 consecutive years. Mr. Davis and his attorney admitted to some tax "issues", but claimed his certified public accountant was handling these tax issues in resolving them and, of course, no CPA there that evening, or even a letter in support of that claim. My thoughts, and the thoughts of others at the hearing, but apparently not the Board of Selectmen and other town officials, non-payment of state and federal income taxes for 1 year is an "issue", non-payment for 5 and 3 years respectively, is a pattern. However, he still had his personal savings to open a restaurant business the size of the Fairview......if one didn't know better, one might think this licensing hearing was all predetermined!?

3. I'll throw this in real quick, since I missed a post for yesterday, and it barely needs mentioning unless taken into the context of the BIG picture. Mr. Davis had 2 business addresses, that we are aware of, for his John Davis Builders, LLC: 1600 Boston-Providence Highway, Walpole, MA, definitely an upscale office complex, where it was confirmed by management, Mr. Davis, and John Davis Builders, LLC, had not now or in the past, ever maintained an office or office personnel......just a mailbox. 689 Main Street (Rte. 1A), 1amarketplace, Walpole, MA was another business address, a UPS store, with no office space, but another mailbox. Two mail drops for a business addresses, not an issue with the approving body for his liquor license?

It must be remembered that Mr. McDonough, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen at the time, told Mr. Delisi the applicants attorney, the night the residence presented this documentation to the board, and I'll paraphrase, that these were serious issues and allegations for a liquor license applicant. When the hearing was continued to 2/22/2016, these serious issues and allegations were refuted only with rhetoric and not a shred of hard copy documentation or evidence, but that seemed ok with town administrators.

Rhetorical question: To all the businessmen who may read this post and forum, how many of you have had an issue in the last 18 months, Mr. Davis's tenure in our community, requiring an appearance in a court of law related to your business or business practices? Regarding Mr. Davis and his ideas on how to run a business, including yesterday's appearance in Dedham District Court, we count at least 4, maybe 5 if it fell within the 18 months stated, for this gentleman introduced into our community.

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Re: John F Davis former proprietor of the yet unopened Ocean View Grille at the Fairview

Post by Seahag » May Fri 19, 2017 2:52 pm

He's not a gentleman. Will you guys, please, not use this term for every other male person you encounter or talk about or write about.
Just call him by name - Mr. Davis, or pronoun - him, or he. Or guy. Or man. Or dude. Whatever.

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Re: John F Davis former proprietor of the yet unopened Ocean View Grille at the Fairview

Post by arastus » May Sat 20, 2017 9:06 am

Seahag, not sure of your point in the overall picture, but to the point, I am referring to him as he was referred to by town officials, and those that supported him, during the proceedings that brought him to our town and by those who perpetuated this ruse on our community. Do I agree with that term as him being such, Hell No??!! I use it here for the full effect of how he was introduced and propped up for well over a year at public meetings, newspaper articles, web sites......you know, the media. BTW, he's not a "businessman" in any sense or form of the word either! Read my posts a little closer and you will see some additionally references, such as "conman"! However, thanks for taking an interest in the posts.

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Re: John F Davis former proprietor of the yet unopened Ocean View Grille at the Fairview

Post by arastus » May Sat 20, 2017 10:01 am

4. To continue the facts and documentation that were submitted, therefore known, to the Board of Selectmen the night of the 2/22/2017 hearing: Litigation proceedings brought against the applicant in his business dealings by a plaintiff in his attempts at hiding real property in settlement of assets disclosure for reimbursement to plaintiff. Rent owed in the past in excess of $13,000 resulting in litigation being brought forth by the landlord for restitution. A bankruptcy proceeding, around 2004 or 05, please don't hold me to the date, but stated by "Mr. Davis" as having been in the remote past and explained away by the fact he was in the building industry and fell he victim to the building and banking issues of this period. (I'll give him this one, but will show what a conman he really was (IS) regarding this statement with tomorrows posting!) When taken together and in the context of running a business the size of the Fairview, where are the finances (? savings), it appeared he couldn't pay his monthly rent?! Where is his character and integrity? In his professional dealings, for years, he spends more time in courtroom than many attorneys!

And I fully understand that "Mr. Davis" is no longer relevant to our community (at least, that seems to be the case and the community has been informed), so why kick a dead horse if you will?! Because, what is relevant is due process and diligence, what is relevant is town officials, individuals who put themselves up to be duly elected or appointed, serving their community faithfully, NOT the reverse. In this particular instants, the "leg work" was done for the town and their officials by the community residents, the town refused to consider it.

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Re: John F Davis former proprietor of the yet unopened Ocean View Grille at the Fairview

Post by arastus » May Sun 21, 2017 9:00 am

5. Good Sunday Morning! The first 4 numbered postings dealt with what the Board of Selectman, Town Counsel and Town Administrator knew about the applicant, John F. Davis, the night of the approval hearing, with perhaps some 2 or 3 minor additions omitted. The following information, and most importantly, documentation, was obtained within days/weeks/months of the hearing, passed on to those mentioned above, and in some cases, passed on to the property owner, in the naïve assumption it would make a difference in their positive assessment and approval of this businessman to our community and perhaps reconsider their licensing approval.

Referencing Mr. Davis's claim that the one bankruptcy in his professional life had occurred "years ago", and was the result of him being a builder and falling victim to the banking issues of the early 2000's. However, it was discovered in early March 2016, 790 Pine Street, LLC, listing John F. Davis as the only managing partner, was in Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings and had been since May 5, 2015!? So, in actuality, Mr. Davis was in bankruptcy proceedings the night to his license approval. It gets better!

Mr. Davis purchased the home from Rodman Financial Partners, LLC (131 Dartmouth Street, Suite 101, Boston, MA), a company that among other things, gives loans to real estate investors, builders, construction projects. etc. The loan was obtained by Mr. Davis through the application process as a business loan to purchase the property at 790 Pine Street, renovate and "flip" the house within a year. Mr. Davis took the loan, purchased the house and moved in! He than proceeded not to make a single payment on the loan as contracted in his agreement with the lender. And yes, this is the same house in Seekonk he never paid a single payment in real estate taxes over the next 3 years. When the lender came after Mr. Davis for restitution, he filed Chapter 11 in 5/2015, later changed to Chapter 7 in 11/2015. (We believe, but at this point, irrelevant, the lender acquired the home through the bankruptcy process sometime late last year.)

So the man introduced and approved by town officials, without viable financial scrutiny being conducted (other than the rhetoric he is doing this project with his "savings"), had one of his LLC's in bankruptcy proceedings the night of his approval, without disclosing these proceedings, and in fact, denying additional bankruptcy issues. When this information was passed on to these same town officials, their response, nothing but silence.

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Re: John F Davis former proprietor of the yet unopened Ocean View Grille at the Fairview

Post by Seahag » May Sun 21, 2017 5:33 pm

Isn't all this in litigation right now with the Town?

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Re: John F Davis former proprietor of the yet unopened Ocean View Grille at the Fairview

Post by Eric K » May Mon 22, 2017 2:27 am

In regards to May 20th posting ending paragraph.
Sounds like the airport and other decisions in town. Residents bring forth concerns and it's like your not even in room.
Chairperson Bradley comment in Mariner last Wed. In regards to parking issues in center of town ( last 2 paragraphs in article ) should tell you who the B.O.S. stands with.
May 21st posting has some similarities ( lack of financing ) to someone in town who wants to build a 40b in town.

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Re: John F Davis former proprietor of the yet unopened Ocean View Grille at the Fairview

Post by Joseph » May Mon 22, 2017 6:37 am

Eric K wrote:In regards to May 20th posting ending paragraph.
Sounds like the airport and other decisions in town. Residents bring forth concerns and it's like your not even in room.
Chairperson Bradley comment in Mariner last Wed. In regards to parking issues in center of town ( last 2 paragraphs in article ) should tell you who the B.O.S. stands with.
May 21st posting has some similarities ( lack of financing ) to someone in town who wants to build a 40b in town.

This tells you something about the people that brought forward and APPOINTED a Charter Review and are pushing for the "centralization" of power, more "professionalism" and more "efficiency" in government.
Why do so many officials FEAR and kowtow to the Marshfield Airport gang?

What is the source of their power? Does it involve some kind of unseemly enterprise? A government entity?

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Re: John F Davis former proprietor of the yet unopened Ocean View Grille at the Fairview

Post by Eric K » May Mon 22, 2017 10:25 am

Power is what it's all about with a little bit of efficiency.
They are certainly not professional. They may put on a good act, but they are not professional.
The author of this post is clearly pointing that out.
The only thing they want to practice is how efficient they can get into your wallet.
They are doing a good job of it as long as a majority of the town continues on not paying attention.

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Re: John F Davis former proprietor of the yet unopened Ocean View Grille at the Fairview

Post by arastus » May Mon 22, 2017 10:38 am

To your question Seahag, litigation against the town by neighbors and abutters will most likely be dropped, the fight was always against Davis, and the litigation against the town was necessitated, unfortunately, because our town officials chose to support this conman. Just an FYI, Mr. Davis's legacy in our town and at the Fairview lives on....another creditor with a court attachment will be at the Fairview today assessing property value today, what was brought in, therefore, "paid" by Davis, and what was not, in attempts to gain restitution for a $110,000+ debt incurred through misappropriated funds in Mr. Davis's building LLC in yet another business deal (? scam). (Above and beyond the $70,000 by another creditor Anchor Realty Partners, LLC, BTW.....ALL KNOWN to town officials over the last 18 months......but Mr. Davis is going to start up the business at the Fairview with his "savings"!!?) Let me correct, it did become a bit of an issue when the liquor license became attached to these creditors by the courts and the town was informed of such, it did raise some concern with town officials at that time. However, when it affected the community residents who voiced, and documented their concerns, not so much, or if town officials were concerned, they kept it well hidden in both action, verbalization and support! Case in point, the Board of Selectmen called their hearing for Mr. Davis 2/1/2017 AFTER Anchor Realty notified town counsel the liquor license had been attached as an asset in settlement of their legal complaint against Davis by Middlesex Superior Court, all other court documentation by residents, had fallen on deaf ears! You can't make this story up.....

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Re: John F Davis former proprietor of the yet unopened Ocean View Grille at the Fairview

Post by arastus » May Mon 22, 2017 3:50 pm

6. On 4/5/2016, Mr. Davis was observed grinding a lock off the gas meter at the Fairview placed there by Columbia Gas following multiple attempts for payment of a $900+ gas bill. This generated 2 Marshfield Police Department reports and the return of Columbia Gas Techs who than removed the meter from the premises and discontinued gas service with the road shut-off. And all the time, Mr. Davis denying he was the originator of this event, and shouting above police speaking with him about the event, police requested and called to the scene by Columbia. Apparently, Mr. Davis thought it was preferred business practice to introduce a fire and heat source within inches of a natural gas line by grinding the lock off to restore delivery, with its obviously negative ramifications to the building itself and the surrounding neighborhood a block or 2 in every direction, in preference to paying the bill. Reported to the town I'm sure because of police involvement, response.....................................................can you hear the crickets??! With public safety brought into the mix now by this person as an issue, NOTHING in response from the town!

I am going to end this today, and for good, because it has all been said before in one form or another. However, be it known, much more in disclosure generated by Mr. John Davis's history of below board business practices, lies, deceit, ad infinitum was forwarded to the town, town counsel, town administrator over the additional 13 months. I fear the one question that should be answered, but I know won't be answered, is how Mr. Davis was supported for 18 months with town approval over objections of community residence who provided substantial information and documentation, along with financially deprived victims statements, of decades long unscrupulous business dealings by Mr. John F. Davis.

SIDEBAR: Regarding the creditor who has a Norfolk Superior Court order of attachment of assets on Mr. Davis who, as described earlier, had his representative by the Fairview this morning to inventory what belonged to who at the Fairview in order regain some of his $110,000 loss......it appears the owner of the Fairview, was a "no show" despite 10 days prior notice and an option for another date if today was not convenient to him, so the representative was unable to gain admittance to the building. The same owner of the building who introduced and supported Mr. Davis these 18 months is having trouble now fulfilling court ordered restitution to what is no longer legally his or the Fairview's property, facing the music if you will is a bit difficult for him. At this point, this owner needs to remember that much of this improvement to his building was done with stolen and/or misappropriated money of his leasee, this creditor desires, and apparently the court agrees, restitution from Mr. Davis property in your building is acceptable......this concept , at least today, didn't seem to be in the building owner's understanding. I believe the creditor will have a strong inclination to return! Thank you for listening......as previously stated, you can not make this up. Perhaps a word of hope for those being run to ground by the town over 3 and 4 month delinquent water bills, change your name to John F. Davis, perhaps you'll get at least 18 months more of tolerance!!

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Post by Eric K » May Tue 23, 2017 2:26 am

That is a good point in regards to lock being grinded off.
He could have destroyed that whole area.
Crickets from town would be correct.
The one thing that has been brought up in past and I still don't know where it stands is.......
Do you know what kind of investigation was done by Marshfield police on Mr. Davis? How was that presented to bos at meeting and do you think it was proper presentation to what information the residents had?

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Re: John F Davis former proprietor of the yet unopened Ocean View Grille at the Fairview

Post by arastus » May Tue 23, 2017 6:20 am

to Eric's response: Go to the town web site, Board of Selectmen....all public town meetings are recorded...the 2/1/2017 Board of Selectmen meeting is the revoking of Davis's license. The Chief of Police gives an excellent presentation of his checkered history, including the theft of some jewelry from a former business partner of Davis reported that we weren't even aware of. but he discovered with inter-PD police work I'm sure, in this case, Millis PD. The Chief was excellent....as regards the gas incident, I believe the police did what they could at the time, they told Davis that what he did was a violation of the law, Columbia Gas filed no charges against Davis, so PD hands tied. I'm KNOW the incident was reported to town officials, having said that, Davis was still around for over another year!! My question, WHY??!!

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Post by Eric K » May Tue 23, 2017 8:23 pm

Will check it out when I get a chance.
Though the chief gives a presentation in regards to revocation what about at the start of the process when Mr. Davis was looking for approval at the beginning?
I guess you have to kill someone or destroy a neighborhood and maybe the town will take a course of action.
Arastus, could you give me the start date of meetings between Mr. Davis and bos?
Thanks

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Post by arastus » May Thu 25, 2017 9:48 am

I believe the very first licensing hearing date was 2/1/2016....there was a meeting in late 2015, 11/23/2015, that he was scheduled for, only one liquor license available at that time, 2 applicants, the first presentation by Station Eight (at the time name was "Pavones"), got it, therefore no liquor licenses available until 2/2016 hearing. (Mr. Davis and his attorney were a "No Show" that night, somehow they knew the license was going elsewhere that night. Of note, the landlord, leaser, of the building was in attendance, apparently he wasn't informed.) At any rate, 2/1/2016 was when the evidence was presented to Davis's suitability, his attorney immediately asked for a continuance (Mr. Davis was not in attendance this night either!), which was granted for 2/22/2016. (In actuality, the evidence was presented to Board of Selectmen the prior Tuesday, 1/23/2016 for consideration at the 2/1/2016 hearing, some how Davis's attorney knew about it the night of the hearing, Monday, 2/1/2016.....not sure how he found out prior to meeting, but would also Mr. Davis absence?! By their own regulations, Board of Selectmen hearings, being "public" hearings, are discussed in public, not prior.....as Mr. McDonough informed the residents that night, prior to the hearing!) The other date pertaining to Mr. Davis, the night of the revocation hearing, 2/1/2017.

Regarding the police chief, in many ways, his hands were tied prior to his investigations because if the applicant was not convicted of a criminal (not civil) crime, he couldn't say much, at least, this is what we have been told by counsel. The night of the 2/22/2017 hearing, the chief had done some investigative work, which included some criminal larceny charges, therefore, his hands were "untied". The chief did what he could do. (I do question one passing statement at the 2/1/2016, barely audible, by Davis's attorney that the chief had seen the financials of Davis and had vetted them. We weren't aware that the chief was part of the financial vetting process, he usually isn't in all other liquor license hearings, in fact, he is usually not present at other liquor license hearings. In the past, financials are submitted to Board, however, not fully tuned into the process.)

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Post by Seahag » May Thu 25, 2017 10:10 pm

I'd like to hear what you have to say now about the application being heard by the BOS in June for an all alcohol, common victualler, and entertainment license for the Fairview Inn, LLC.
Sounds to me that all is well that ends well.

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Re: John F Davis former proprietor of the yet unopened Ocean View Grille at the Fairview

Post by Eric K » May Fri 26, 2017 2:13 am

My suggestion is to ignore previous poster.
Person is just " wasted time ".

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Post by Joseph » May Fri 26, 2017 8:12 am

(I do question one passing statement at the 2/1/2016, barely audible, by Davis's attorney that the chief had seen the financials of Davis and had vetted them. We weren't aware that the chief was part of the financial vetting process, he usually isn't in all other liquor license hearings, in fact, he is usually not present at other liquor license hearings.
Oh, yeah. get with it. The Chief - whom Robbins and McDonough practically claim that they conceived in the back room of the selectmens' office - is also an authority on Zoning Laws and Coastal Wetlands issues. (BTW - he walks on water, too. Be ready to hear more about that in the awards ceremony that will precede the next big campaign to change town government.)

And, he got 18 holes-in-one when he first went golfing with Steve 'The Professional' Robbins.

In short, The Regime will USE ANYONE OR ANYTHING as a 'tool' to get what they want.
Why do so many officials FEAR and kowtow to the Marshfield Airport gang?

What is the source of their power? Does it involve some kind of unseemly enterprise? A government entity?

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Re: John F Davis former proprietor of the yet unopened Ocean View Grille at the Fairview

Post by arastus » May Fri 26, 2017 12:55 pm

One way of looking at it seahag, another way, the town has been deprived of 20 months of meal tax revenue, most often blamed on the neighbors in Mariner articles and web sites, for obstructing the applicant from opening, and NOT about the complete lack of financial viability of the applicant which was pointed out from the beginning. Still unpaid subcontractors out and about who have not been compensated for services rendered, many of which knocked on neighbors doors asking the neighbors for information on Mr. Davis's whereabouts in their attempts to obtain restitution. When the town, and landlord, wanted the business up and running, all Mainer coverage was positive for this conman, the neighbors were the obstructionists, and referred to by many in this town in much less flattering terminology. The attempts by the conman to steal services from Columbia Gas, and in that attempt, failing in his attempt to blow up this end of town! OK with the town apparently because he remained in our community. (Yes, Columbia Gas did not press charges, but that didn't have to prevent the town from going to the Treasure's Office that oversees the Alcohol Beverage Control Commission and saying, "We made a mistake, we are withdrawing our approval of this applicant". Since the conman's departure, where are you getting your information from about what went down in our community? Aside from Davis having his liquor license revoked, what have you heard from the print media....a legal notice about new management application before the board, we're moving on! Unfortunately, a lot more to it than that, but if that's your concept of "all is well that ends well", not much I can say.

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Re: John F Davis former proprietor of the yet unopened Ocean View Grille at the Fairview

Post by Eric K » May Fri 26, 2017 5:11 pm

Very well said.

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Re: John F Davis former proprietor of the yet unopened Ocean View Grille at the Fairview

Post by Seahag » May Fri 26, 2017 5:59 pm

Arastus - yes, I read it in the MM Legal Notices, and yes, that would seem to me to be, well that's good, someone responsible is going to open the restaurant. I do not know, do you? what the resolution was from the ABCC on the Davis application, I guess it null and void, but I'm not an attorney, you apparently are.
Eric - you need to grow up. I don't think your Catholic nun teachers at the Parochial School you say you attended in your youth, would be pleased with your attitude.

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Re: John F Davis former proprietor of the yet unopened Ocean View Grille at the Fairview

Post by Eric K » May Fri 26, 2017 8:01 pm

Another good chuckle from you.
You should have been a comedian.

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Re: John F Davis former proprietor of the yet unopened Ocean View Grille at the Fairview

Post by Seahag » May Fri 26, 2017 8:19 pm

Not in this discussion to be a comedian, Eric.

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Re: John F Davis former proprietor of the yet unopened Ocean View Grille at the Fairview

Post by arastus » May Fri 26, 2017 8:54 pm

Presently, it is my understanding the Fairview, LLC, recently formed by the owner of the building, Jack and Bob Clancy, plans on opening the restaurant. The person listed on the legal notice as manager is Elizabeth Bruce, brought in by Mr. Davis as his manager and who also went unpaid her first 3 1/2 months in his employment, has been retained. The Clancys are opening, my guess, because they are presently at a loss to find a viable alternative investor or restaurateur Aside from collecting a monthly rent from the Dischs when they were in his building, their restaurant skills are minimal, much like Mr. Davis. Presently, the driving force in their restaurant entrepreneurship is to open and offset the $13,500 per month in rent they have not been receiving for the past 20 months since the Dischs departure 9/2015, do the math. Mr. Davis, through his attorney, withdrew and voided his appeal with ABCC...facing felony larceny charges in July and other litigation upcoming, along with the fact he had been removed from the establishment the license was to be used in, his options were certainly limited to be sure.

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Re: John F Davis former proprietor of the yet unopened Ocean View Grille at the Fairview

Post by Eric K » May Sat 27, 2017 11:48 am

Probably at a loss because what person would be insane enough to establish (invest) something there with all the legal issues attached to that place.
The current owners are the only ones that can take that chance.

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Re: John F Davis former proprietor of the yet unopened Ocean View Grille at the Fairview

Post by GoingCoastal » May Sun 28, 2017 6:15 pm

arastus - I know you had posted a followup this morning but it got lost while I tried to update the forum to the latest version of the phpBB software. If i can find it on a backup, I'll add it back. Sorry 'bout that.
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Re: John F Davis former proprietor of the yet unopened Ocean View Grille at the Fairview

Post by Seahag » May Wed 31, 2017 6:48 pm

So, Aratus, aka the wizard, why is this not a good thing and a good business plan by the Clancy bros, as long as the new manager is qualified and receives the approval of the ABCC? it opens the restaurant which a lot of people have been looking forward to, it brings jobs to people who need and want them, and it brings in tax revenue via the food tax to the town. It is a win-win for all.

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Re: John F Davis former proprietor of the yet unopened Ocean View Grille at the Fairview

Post by arastus » May Wed 31, 2017 10:19 pm

As the webmaster has posted, I responded to your comments earlier, but it was lost, will try to replicate it. First, I don't know know if the manager is good or bad, certainly personable, but that person whose name you saw in last week's Wednesday Mariner as manager, has already been replaced by another individual, in Saturday's Quincy Ledger Legal Notice section, 3 days later?! Why? I have no idea...you tell me, qualifications? Rush to hire and open the establishment? Qualifications as you list? (Mr. Davis had 3, maybe 4 , Managers for his restaurant that never opened, this one has 2 already in the month Davis has been out of the picture.) Approval from the ABCC you also list as a positive?! Lest we forget, Mr. Davis was able to get approval from ABCC, not a great measuring stick?! He left here owing subcontractors, a local artist, companies unpaid for services rendered and performed in the area of 35 to 40 K without chance, or hope, of restitution. He left here a business that has stayed idle for 20 months. (The prior leasee was paying $13,500 a month x20 months, do the math, that is gone, not to be recouped.) Meal tax for the town that you mention, by Mr. Davis's estimates, $30,000 to $40,000 a year, so about 50,000+ lost to the town, again, not to be recouped....it's gone...those 20 months are gone. This has not ended, "all is well", for the town, for these subs, for the Clancys, because that revenue is GONE forever, you can't get that time, period! Now, if you are talking about a new beginning "ends well", fine....all about a restaurant which the neighbors have never been against, and they have stated such on many occasions...but people hear what they want to hear. A new restaurant is fine, parking 65, 70 or more cars in an area the ZBA has zoned for 50, is NOT, which has been the case in the past. Parking that over flow on street parking is fine, if that is what the town allows, but parking them on neighbors front lawns, in driveways, blocking driveways, as part of that process, is NOT, which has been the case in the past. Those issues need to be addressed! (In prior Board of Selectmen meetings, when Davis was relevant, when parking was brought up, the response was, "that's a ZBA issue", fine, than lets get it straightened out beforehand with the ZBA.) Not a "wizard", as you feel a need to address me, just a citizen concerned with our community and neighborhood, and please, don't lose sight of the fact, if things had been handled differently by the town, by the owner of the building who introduced Davis to our community, by LISTENIING to what was presented either initially or through the ensuing months as a myriad of documentation on Davis's negative business practices, misappropriations, false statements to the town AND building owner, came to light, all this loss by all concerned could have been prevented or minimized. We didn't do it to stop a restaurant, we did it to stop a CONMAN from gaining a foothold in our community. Where I sit, we have replaced a builder with no restaurant experience, no money or finances, with a builder with no restaurant experience, with money and financial viability....so I'll call that progress. What follows remains to be seen.

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Re: John F Davis former proprietor of the yet unopened Ocean View Grille at the Fairview

Post by arastus » Jun Thu 01, 2017 6:13 am

Some additional thoughts I failed to post in my response from my original post that was lost to cyber-space when the webmaster upgraded his system: What people, who just want a restaurant, may have lost sight of also, this restaurant wasn't closed these 20 months because of anything the neighbors did. It was closed because of a business decision by the building owner to sell the building, and decline an offer for the property put forth by the leasee at the time. It was closed by the building owner because he wished to raise the rent on this same prior leasee, which this individual thought was economically not feasible to sustain his business, so he left. It was closed these 20 months because the building owner brought in Mr. Davis, with his lack of character, integrity, restaurant operating expertise, and perhaps most important to this scenario at this point, his complete lack of finances to operate a business of this size, and all these short comings pointed out to concerned parties, including the building owner, from day one. In my meager estimation, these were not sound business decisions by the owner, or any business owner to make. Who displaces a successful restaurant operation with a reliable rent asset of $13,500/month as a tenant, without a reliable alternative plan in place? Additionally, and more up to date, the displacement of the new restaurant manager (I call her that because that is how she was introduced to the Board of Selectmen at the 2/1 hearing and retained as such by the new restaurant LLC.) and in fact, listed as such in the Mariner Legal Notice 5/24. And before the ink is dry on that notice, another notice appears in the Ledger 5/27 with another manager cited. I don't dispute that the owner can have whomever he wishes as manager, but in the BIG PICTURE, it seems like more of the same in the management of this operation. Not a doubt, the restaurant will open, and again no problem with that what so ever,.....just keep in mind why it was closed, why it remained closed for these 20 months, and it had NOTHING to do with the local citizens and their concern in their attempts to protect their community. And finally, as stated above, this neighborhood has zoning rules, laws and regulations in place on how a restaurant of this size is to operate in and around a residential area, those have been ignored in the past, to the detriment of property owners, they won't be ignored in the future.

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Re: John F Davis former proprietor of the yet unopened Ocean View Grille at the Fairview

Post by Eric K » Jun Thu 01, 2017 11:30 am

Great write up.
Esp. the ending.

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Re: John F Davis former proprietor of the yet unopened Ocean View Grille at the Fairview

Post by Seahag » Jun Thu 01, 2017 3:40 pm

It is a very curious situation if the Ledger's legal notice has a different named manager than the legal notice in the Mariner.
I get all of your concerns if in fact you are a neighbor and an abutter, and I also agree with you that the BOS did not listen to you at the big meeting held earlier with Mr. Davis.
It must be frustrating as heck to be in the neighborhood right next to the restaurant, but there has been a restaurant there for the past 50 years, and as much as the Disch's ran a good tight ship, I'm sure there were some issues then as well. In fact, the whole neighborhood around the Fairview is dotted with restaurants, all busy, busy in the summer.
I guess what I'm saying is 'you can't always get what you want', but you can try. Hopefully it will all work out in a good way for all concerned.

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Re: John F Davis former proprietor of the yet unopened Ocean View Grille at the Fairview

Post by Eric K » Jun Thu 01, 2017 4:05 pm

Did someone hack into Seahags account?

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Re: John F Davis former proprietor of the yet unopened Ocean View Grille at the Fairview

Post by GoingCoastal » Jun Thu 01, 2017 8:48 pm

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