Symphony 8, 10A Westland Ave., could re-open this fall after renovations, owner Douglas Bacon said yesterday.
Bacon told the Boston Licensing Board that renovations, in particular to the restaurant's storefront, have simply taken longer than he expected, because it's just an old building. Storefront renovation could begin within 30 days, he said.
Bacon was before the board to explain why it shouldn't strip him of the restaurant's liquor license because the restaurant has been closed for more than a year now. He told the board he's painfully aware of the delays, because he's now paid rent for 12 months for an empty space.
The board decides Thursday whether to give Bacon more time to open the restaurant. The board rarely revokes liquor licenses for non-use when owners appear with an explanation.