The Boston Licensing Board says it doesn't have any beer and wine licenses left to hand out, so if Mei Mei wants one for its new Audubon Circle location, it will either have to re-apply and hope it gets lucky or try to buy a license on the open market.
The board's decision came Thursday. Mei Mei had submitted hundreds of signatures on petitions for its 506 Park Dr., but there's little the board could do when the city has run up against its state imposed limit on the number of liquor licenses in Boston.
Because it's seeking to serve only beer and wine, Mei Mei could expect to pay in the mid to high five figures for a license on the open market, rather than the $250,000 to $300,000 a full-liquor license would go for.
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