The Gazebo In Nantucket To No Longer Serve People Under 25

NANTUCKET, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) —Even if you're of legal drinking age, it is probably best you reconsider going to The Gazebo in Nantucket.

The popular open-air bar decided it will no longer serve alcoholic beverages to individuals under 25-years-old.

The Tavern restaurant and Gazebo owner Luke Tedeschi told WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas that he did this as a way to curb underage drinking.

He said that children's fake IDs these days are so good that they will go through the scanners the bar has as real.

Setting the age limit higher makes it much easier for the bar staff to weed out minors from trying to get in, according to Tedeschi.

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"I was faced with a problem and I found a way to solve it," Tedeschi stated.

Nantucket has seen an overflow of guests this summer, and Tedeschi claimed "people don't want to feel like they're on spring break" when they go to his bar.

Meanwhile, he added that those who are of legal age but under 25 who are passionate about coming to his bar are welcome to if they act responsibly and maturely.

Tedeschi reported that before the age was set to 25, the bar would turn in up to 20 suspected fake IDs a day to the Nantucket State Police.

WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports:

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