The owners of two pubs across from the Forest Hills T stop today assured the Boston Licensing Board their openings are imminent.
Owners of both Tonic, going into the old Paul Griffin's bar and Napper Tandy's, going into a long-shuttered barbershop right next door, were before the board to explain why their liquor licenses, granted in early 2011 and late 2010, shouldn't be revoked for non-use.
Coran McCormack, who says he wants to open a bistro catering to area medical workers getting out late at night, said he ran into trouble getting all of the required permits. He's now down to just one permit and he told the board he's optimistic he can be open in as soon as two weeks.
John Jacobs, who wants to replicate his Norwood Napper Tandy's pub, said his problem was getting a four-inch water main run to the restaurant. He said he finally has approval from the Boston Water and Sewer Commission to have the main installed.
The board decides Thursday whether to give the two pubs more time to open up. The board typically grants extensions to owners who have what the board considers good excuses - just ask Todd English.