Michael Conlon, who owns the Lincoln Tavern on West Broadway, hopes to expand across the street by turning the Pan Asia Restaurant into a new neighborhood tavern.
Conlon told the Boston Licensing Board today he has an agreement to buy the Chinese/Japanese/Thai restaurant at 414 W. Broadway. He said he will pay $300,000 just for its liquor license.
Conlon said he is still trying to come up with a name and an exact format for his latest venture. His attorney, Dennis Quilty, though, said the basic idea will be "a friendly neighborhood tavern, casual dining type of establishment."
The board decides tomorrow whether to approve the sale. The mayor's office as well as several city councilors, including South Boston district councilor Bill Linehan, support the sale.
In addition to the Lincoln Tavern, Conlon's Eat Drink Laugh owns several other restaurants, including the Paramount in South Boston and West on Centre in West Roxbury.