Dbar targeted by ‘bigoted’ caller

A pair of threatening phone calls made over the weekend to two LGBTQ-themed bars in the city, including dbar in Glover’s Corner, has prompted a police investigation. 

According to Sgt. John Boyle of the Boston Police, the first threatening call was received by a dbar employee last Friday (Nov. 9) around 7:30 p.m., while a second call made at around the same time on Sat., Nov. 10 targeted The Alley Bar, a dance club located downtown.

“This remains an active investigation,” said Boyle, who described the suspect as an unknown male who made threats to a dbar employee and then hung up. Boyle declined to offer further details about the nature of the call.

“He made threats to kill, we’ll leave it at that,” said Boyle.

In a statement obtained by the Reporter, dbar owner Brian Piccini decried what he saw to be an example of “intolerance.”

“Our team acted appropriately by contacting the police who handled the situation in a serious manner,” said Piccini. “We are grateful to the BPD for their quick response. The safety of our guests and our staff are our priority and we are working with the BPD to ensure that the person behind this threat is identified as quickly as possible. We will continue to show our defiance towards intolerance by not giving into threats by standing united at dbar. We will continue to work with the BPD to ensure a safe and friendly experience for all of our guests.”