Lower Mills restaurant to change owners, name, focus

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let the owners of the Ledge, 2261 Dorchester Ave., sell the place - and its valuable liquor license - to a Dorchester resident who plans to remake it as a neighborhood, family-focused restaurant.

Eleanor Arpino, general manager of Davio's in Park Square for 12 years, wants to turn the Ledge into ester, which she said would serve "contemporary comfort food." The restaurant "would be very much approachable for families" and would serve the sort of food she hoped people would buy as takeout two to three times a week.

If she wins board approval, Arpino would pay $275,000 just for the Ledge's liquor license.

Arpino would continue to operate the 60-seat rooftop patio - as well as the 140-seat dining room.

In addition to Arpino, the new restaurant would have four owners - her husband and Milton and Jamaica Plain residents. The Dorchester Reporter has more details.

Representatives of city councilors Frank Baker and Ayanna Pressley both spoke in favor of the proposed sale. Nobody spoke against it.

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