Providence BOL hearing on Nara Hookah Lounge set


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Nara Hookah Lounge is scheduled to be before the Providence Board of Licenses Thursday afternoon after a patron was stabbed to death inside earlier this month.

The hearing – continued last week – was initially scheduled for Wednesday but was delayed another day.

An emergency closure of the Federal Hill club was requested after police said Troy Pine, 46, of Providence, was stabbed during a confrontation and later died.

The board did allow Nara to reopen during the Columbus Day weekend, but under certain conditions: hiring a police detail for the weekend nights and security officers for Monday and Tuesday, as well as opening only the first floor of the lounge, and then closing at 1 a.m.

This story has been edited to update the hearing information and removes mention of an unrelated case.

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