Wicked Local Brookline reports residents gathered copious amounts of righteous indignation before attending a hearing on a Dunkin' Donuts in Washington Square:
"You're putting something in that clashes pretty horribly with what the town has done to create this attractive destination," he said. "I'm profoundly disappointed that we're getting a Dunkin' Donuts instead of something people will be looking forward to."
Selectmen, however, approved a food-serving license for the new shop. One noted the world did not end the last time Washington Square had a Dunkin' Donuts.
Thomas Hogan is selling his eponymous bar on Lincoln Street in Brighton.
Proposed new owner Francis Thomas told the Boston Licensing Board at a hearing this morning he's planning few changes at the watering hole, except to add more items to the food menu - and to replace the bar's current "portholes" with actual windows.
If the board votes to approve the transaction tomorrow - nobody spoke in opposition at the hearing - Thomas will pay Hogan $250,000 and change the bar's name to Lincoln Bar and Grill.
Splash, which recently reopened after a burst water pipe caused major interior damage several months ago, has had enough with the water theme and is changing its name to Bliss.
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to allow the name change for the Kneeland Street club. Nobody spoke in opposition at a hearing this morning.
Splash's attorney, William Ferullo, told the board this morning the club recently re-opened. He said no major changes were made or planned, except for new furniture and paint required as part of the recovery from the flood.
The owners of An Tua Nua, 835 Beacon St., say they're giving the bar a mathematical name in the hopes of attracting all the science nerds who now live in the area, but othewise aren't planning any major changes to the watering hole.
The new name, Arc, comes from the geometrical notion of a curve, bar attorney Karen Simao told the Boston Licensing Board today. She added a compass will be part of the bar logo.
Simao said the new name and logo will better help the bar attract the "math, science and engineering students" who have moved into the area since the bar first opened more than a decade ago as an Irish bar - originally under the name Ri Ra.
Dot Rat journeys across the Neponset to check out Molly Moo's in Quincy:
I took one bite, just one, and this was my immediate reaction: "You gotta be f*cking kidding me." Yes it was that good. I know ... not something you normally see in an ice cream review but hey, this is how Dot Rats roll.
Mike Ball checked out the Fairmount Grill and says if you liked Townsends, which it replaces, you'll feel at home here. But its ale and wine lists are not as extensive as Townsends, he adds.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports An Tua Nua becomes just a memory this weekend.
City Councilors Ayanna Pressley (at large) and Tito Jackson (Roxbury) say the city needs to figure out how to get liquor licenses to restaurants in Dudley Square, in a city where licenses increasingly go to pricey chains in areas such as the waterfront and downtown.
The Fairmount Grill, where Townsends used to be on Fairmount Avenue, opens at 5 p.m.
H/t Mike Ball.
The Globe maps every last outlet of each chain and tries to figure out what it means (Dunk's dominates in Massachusetts - surprised?) - all on a page with some interesting scrolling.
The Dunkin' Donuts at 1955 Beacon St., which is already allowed to open 5 a.m. to 2 a.m., goes before the Boston Licensing Board next Wednesday, June 5, to fill in that three-hour gap and open all the time every day.
Board hearings start at 10 a.m. in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.
Know any Boston area bars that serve _good_ single malt scotch whisky? Something over 20 years old.
BULLETIN: @Roche_Bros moved the location of the eggs, made room for more yogurt.
We haven't seen a shakeup like this at that market since they moved the ice cream.
The owners of the Darth Vader building at Boylston and Exeter were negotiating with two serious bidders to take over the long shuttered Morton's space when one of the parties, who owns "a nearby existing restaurant," was injured in the Boston Marathon bombings, building attorney Dennis Quilty told the Boston Licensing Board this morning.
The owner of the now shuttered Purple Shamrock across from Faneuil Hall says he's in a furious search to find a new location in which to revive the watering hole.
"After 34 years, we'd like to open up another Purple Shamrock," Michael Glynn told the Boston Licensing Board this morning.
But the result could be formal requests for later hours for pizza places in the Fenway and in Brighton - as late as 3 a.m. for the Brighton Domino's.
University House of Pizza in the Fenway and Papa John's and Domino's in Brighton all had to explain this morning why they were open way past their licensed closing times at a hearing before the Boston Licensing Board.
Update: The pizza chain says you can't believe everything you read, even its own license application - says it just wants to add a guitarist, not dinner theater (scroll down the page at that link).
Regina Pizzeria goes before the Mayor's Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing on Monday seeking permission to add "a comedian and dinner theater" to its restaurant at 353 Cambridge St. in Allston.
Yes, of course, comedy at a restaurant in Boston is illegal without permission from city regulators. The restaurant's current entertainment license only allows for a CD player, a radio, TVs and a jukebox.
The hearing starts at 10 a.m. in the Albert L. O'Neil Hearing Room on the eighth floor of City Hall. Immediately after, the Hilton at 80 Broad St. will also seek permission to add comedy and cabaret performances.
Boston Restaurant Talk forwards the news from Forum, scene of one of the Marathon bombings.
Update on the sale and closing of the Rosebud: Between last night and this morning something has changed the closing of the sale was scheduled to happen on the 15th of May. But I was informed by the owners of the property that things have changed and we will still be here for the next month or so, maybe longer it everything falls apart with the sale(fingers crossed).
LiveEastie.com interviews one of the owners of Shuckin' Truck, which now serves up seafood in East Boston.
We do try to source our seafood from the family of fishing vessels in RI. However, due to the fact that we now operate 7 days a week, it's hard for them to keep up with the demand. Our secondary source is directly from the Boston Pier every morning.