By - 9/24/13 - 1:06 pm

Boston Police report the Citizens Bank branch at 1355 Washington St. was held up around 11:40 a.m. - and that a suspect was arrested not long after.

The robbery came a day after the Webster First credit union on Tremont Street was held up.... Read more

By - 9/17/13 - 8:27 am

Village Pizza House of Brookline Village says when it decided to change Web-design firms, it learned the old one had taken control of its domain name and then not only refused to give it up, but changed it to harm the pizza place's business.

Now the pizza place wants a slice out of EIC of New York: It filed a lawsuit in US District Court... Read more

By - 9/16/13 - 11:17 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Bacon Truck rolled out onto our streets this weekend. Starting in the South End.

By - 9/16/13 - 10:33 am

The Boston Racquet Club, 100 Summer St., goes before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday to request a beer and wine license.

Board hearings begin at 10 a.m. in the board's eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.... Read more

By - 9/13/13 - 12:32 pm

The Boston Licensing Board holds a hearing next week on plans to convert long empty space at 45 Province St. into a pizza restaurant called Strada 45.

The building's developers got a full-service liquor license from the board in 2008. The board rescinded the license in 2011, but the developers got it back in an appeal to the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission.... Read more

By - 9/10/13 - 3:22 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Lola 41 is planning an outpost in Boston.

By - 9/9/13 - 10:45 am

Zoe facade

Maggie Beiser forwards this photo by James McClurkin of the remains of the front of Zoe's Chinese Restaurant on Beacon Street in Somerville, which plummeted to the ground this morning. Mamajoan photographed city officials surveying the damage.

Dan O'Brien notes the collapse... Read more

By - 8/29/13 - 4:28 pm

WGBH reports on the protests for better wages outside a number of outlets in the city today, including on American Legion Highway in Roslindale.

By - 8/29/13 - 1:34 pm

Wicked Local Brookline takes the new double-paper cup out for a spin in advance of Brookline's impending ban on the old plastic cups:

Heat retention: This one performs about the same as standard paper cups, but what keeps the coffee a little hotter is the rotating lid.

... Read more
By - 8/28/13 - 11:06 am

Mystery Boston intersection

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can fix this scene in time and place. See it larger.... Read more

By - 8/27/13 - 1:08 pm

Zoup haz clozed.

By - 8/27/13 - 11:09 am

Todd English's lawyer says his client's getting ready to hand the Olives liquor license over to his former landlord to settle the rent dispute that shut the eatery in June.

Landlord William Carey, who says English owes him more than $780,000 in back rent and interest on the 10 City Square location, seized Olives - including its liquor license.

English's lawyer, Dennis Quilty, told... Read more

By - 8/26/13 - 4:07 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports fellow superchef Mario Batali might not be opening his planned pizza joint on Summer Street in Fort Point after all.

The possible non-opening would not be good news for English because three weeks ago, his lawyer told the Boston Licensing Board he was hoping to sell the license for his long closed Kingfish Hall to Batali, which would... Read more

By - 8/23/13 - 3:23 pm

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved a request from the owners of Quencher, 170A I St., to sell their liquor license to a company that wants to open a Mexican restaurant in the reviving Downtown Crossing.

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Quencher could be shut by November. Its license now goes to the Painted Burro, planned for 35 Temple Pl.

Earlier this year, Aces High... Read more

By - 8/22/13 - 9:11 am

The Boston Licensing Board next Wednesday considers granting a food-serving license to the 7 Pond Coffee Bar proposed for, well, 7 Pond St.

The high-end coffee place is proposed by Maks Milstein, who owns Brookline's Cafe Fixe. Milstein used to be a lawyer, but got hooked on coffee brewing as a hobby and eventually decided to abandon the law for the bean.

Board... Read more

By - 8/20/13 - 10:11 am

Firefighters open roof of Yong Hon. Photo by BFD.Firefighters open roof of Yong Hon. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a two-alarm duct fire caused did an estimated $400,000 in damage to a block of stores at 772 Blue Hill... Read more

By - 8/19/13 - 9:18 am

Not exactly the most shocking of news, but BosGuy writes the final word on the eatery at Union Park and Tremont Street.