Boston Licensing Board

By - 7/31/14 - 9:23 am

A bill in the legislature would give Boston new liquor licenses to dole out, - 55 for a wide swath of Boston business districts and 75 specifically for areas that have had trouble getting them - but also a whole series of other parts of the city.

Although the measure seeks to improve the odds of small entrepreneurs in areas such as Dorchester, Roxbury and... Read more

By - 7/29/14 - 3:34 pm

Police, a patron and bar employees gave differing explanations today for how a Cask 'n Flagon customer wound up unconscious on the sidewalk, blood pouring out of the back of his head, at closing time on May 22.

At a Boston Licensing Board hearing, however, all agreed the action started with a man being ejected from the bar for the second time that night... Read more

By - 7/23/14 - 11:00 am

The owners of Shenanigans in South Boston have bought an old party-supply store on Neponset Avenue and plan to turn it into a full-service restaurant with a similar theme and menu.

At a Boston Licensing Board hearing today, co-owner Paul Adamson and attorney Carolyn Conway said the new restaurant, to be called the Dorchester, will serve basic American fare for lunch and dinner at 367... Read more

By - 7/18/14 - 11:58 am

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday ordered Hurricane O'Reilly's to shut for four days as punishment for an April incident in which bouncers were captured on video beating one patron so badly he left a large pool of blood on the sidewalk and chasing and punching several others.

The Mayor's Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing had earlier ordered a two-day shutdown for the bar,... Read more

By - 7/18/14 - 11:53 am

Around 4:45 a.m. on April 17, a 911 dispatcher picked up the phone to hear a somewhat frantic woman on the other end - calling from the inside of An Tain on India Street downtown, where she found herself locked in. Firefighters and police were dispatched and were able to talk the woman through opening the door from the inside.

According to police, the woman,... Read more

By - 7/15/14 - 2:33 pm

The Centre Street boite plans to start talking to neighbors about extending its current 10 p.m. legal closing time, after it got caught by police serving dinner at 11:15 p.m.

At a hearing before the Boston Licensing Board today, the restaurant's lawyer and general manager said the sophisticated-palate JPers who savor the restaurants offering are more of a late-night crowd , especially on warm... Read more

By - 6/26/14 - 9:58 am

The company building Harvard's luxury residential building at Barry's Corner isn't waiting for construction to be finished before signing up a restaurant to move into the space.

Samuels and Associates appeared before the Boston Licensing Board yesterday to seek permission to buy Joshua Tree's liquor license for the "neighborhood restaurant concept" it hopes to bring to the project at 219 Western Ave.

The proposed license... Read more

By - 6/24/14 - 8:23 am

The Boston Licensing Board said Macumba Latina was not to blame for the aftermath of a fight that brought cops from three Boston precincts and State Police to River Street in Mattapan Square on April 28.

Police had cited the club for "a large fight, patron on patron," but the board ruled "no violation."

The club said much of the confusion that night was... Read more

By - 6/20/14 - 4:18 pm

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday ordered a one-day license suspension for Halftime Pizza, 115 Causeway St., for an incident before a Bruins/Canadiens playoff game in which a customer walked out with a partially filled cup of beer - just as a detective from the Boston Police licensing division was walking in.

Owner Rita Pasquale said the man was a Canadiens fan who was probably unaware... Read more

By - 6/17/14 - 3:25 pm

Police and the owners of Macumba Latina, 477 River St., agree that around 1:45 a.m. on April 28, a punch was thrown, a man was bloodied and scores of club goers emptied into the street.

But other than that, the two sides painted dramatically different versions of the incident at a Boston Licensing Hearing this morning, called to consider a police citation for "a large... Read more

By - 6/5/14 - 1:24 pm

UBurger, 140 Tremont St., goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week for permission to start serving beer and wine.

If the board approves, the burger joint would buy a beer and wine license from a Fuddruckers at the airport.

The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.

By - 6/3/14 - 2:26 pm

An Anheuser-Busch promotion to get men to try Bud Light Platinum by having young women hand them bottles of the stuff at a downtown club went awry when one of the men who accepted a bottle turned out to be a plainclothes detective well versed in the Massachusetts regulation that prohibits free samples of alcoholic beverages.

Gem, 44 Province St., finds out later this week... Read more

By - 5/15/14 - 4:27 pm

The Boston Licensing Board has rejected a request from Amelia's Taqueria to stay open until 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.

The vote came after a hearing at which the mayor's office and the Allston Civic Association said there was no need for tacos to be served in the area later than the take-out place's current 2 a.m. closing time, even if the... Read more

By - 5/14/14 - 3:07 pm

City officials and the Allston Civic Association won't back a Brighton Avenue taco shop's efforts to stay open an hour later on weekend nights.

Representatives of the mayor's office - which just this week announced a task force to look at how to wake the City that Always Sleeps - and city councilors Mark Ciommo and Steve Murphy opposed Amelia's Taqueria's bid to be... Read more

By - 5/13/14 - 10:49 pm

And not just in Boston, but everywhere, the State House News Service reports.

By - 5/13/14 - 8:27 am

The Tech reports the ban applies even to frats in Cambridge as the Interfraternity Council tries to get Boston to lift what is essentially a ban on all parties at MIT dorms on account of that student falling four stories through a skylight at an illegal roof-deck party. The council kinda needs to try to get the ban lifted by September, when the... Read more

By - 5/7/14 - 8:13 pm

The Boston Licensing Board next week hears a request from Teresa Munoz to open the Burrito Factory at Hyde Park Avenue and Canterbury Street in Roslindale, diagonally across from Delicias Dominicanas.

The avenue, which stretches from Forest Hills to Readville, currently has no restaurants that focus primarily on burritos.

The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in its eighth-floor hearing room in City... Read more

By - 5/7/14 - 8:05 am

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... Read more

By - 5/6/14 - 1:51 pm

The owner of a liquor store at the intersection of Commonwealth and Harvard avenues blames his sister, fresh off the plane from Hong Kong, for allowing so many underage teenagers to buy liquor that word spread on social media and attracted kids from as far away as a Marblehead boarding school

The easy access at Comm. Ave. Wines and Spirits, 1229 Commonwealth Ave., came to... Read more

By - 5/2/14 - 12:13 pm

The Boston Licensing Board next week considers a deal in which the landlord of the defunct Morton's Steakhouse on Boylston Street would sell its liquor license to Boston Beer Works on Brookline Avenue so that Boston Beer Works can in turn sell its beer and wine license to Mei Mei on Park Drive.

Phew.

The move means Morton's will be off the hook for ... Read more

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