Boston Licensing Board

By - 11/18/15 - 11:26 am

The Boston Licensing Board tomorrow considers approving a proposal to transfer the beer and wine license held by Gerard's on Adams Street in Dorchester to the soon-to-open Aloft Hotel on D Street - and to grant a new full-service liquor license to Gerard's purchasers, who are planning on renovating the Dorchester institution. Read more.

By - 11/10/15 - 12:38 pm

District E-13 Capt. Al Andres says investigators don't know how two men wound up with stab wounds - one requiring immediate surgery - on Washington Street early on Sept. 30, because both men have said they were too drunk to provide any useful information.

About all investigators know for sure is that both men wound up at Boston Medical Center after whatever it was that happened outside Coco's Lounge after the bar had closed on Sept. 30, Andres told the Boston Licensing Board at a hearing this morning. Read more.

By - 11/10/15 - 12:17 pm

A crackdown on underage drinkers in Cleveland Circle has sent the fake-ID crowd outward in Brighton, forcing bars that want no part of them to step up their ID checking.

The news came too late for Porter Belly's, on Washington Street in Brighton Center, which found itself before the Boston Licensing Board this morning to explain why police snared two underage drinkers there one night in September - one of whom needed a ride down to District D-14 after he allegedly tried to evade a police detective asking to see his real ID, not the fake license in his wallet. Read more.

By - 11/5/15 - 4:26 pm

Pedro Alarcon, who runs an eponymous Latin-American restaurant in Watertown, got approval today to open a new La Casa de Pedro at 505 Congress St. Read more.

By - 11/5/15 - 4:08 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved the sale of the Broad Street bar's liquor license to a Cambridge restaurateur who plans to sell food cooked in a wood-fired oven in a new building on E. Berkeley Street in the South End. Read more.

By - 11/5/15 - 3:34 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved the city's first Tilted Kilt restaurant, which will feature waitresses in tight tops and short tartan skirts, as well as food and TVs turned to sportsball. Read more.

By - 11/4/15 - 11:58 am

The Boston Licensing Board tomorrow decides whether to approve two new restaurants in the Fenway: A Tilted Kilt where Copperfield's is and Tapestry where Church is.

The Tilted Kilt at 96 Brookline Ave. would be the first Boston outlet of a national chain that is sort of like Hooters, except the bonnie lasses wear wee tartan skirts instead of shorts. Read more.

By - 10/29/15 - 6:03 pm

The new Roche Bros. in the old Filene's Basement goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week to request a license to sell adult libations along with its prepared meals and groceries.

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

By - 10/20/15 - 12:31 pm

Frustrated residents of two narrow Fields Corner streets today asked the Boston Licensing Board to revoke Fields Station Liquor's license over what they said is an unending stream of delivery trucks that block their street, fill their lungs with toxic disesel fumes, block their driveways and create a public-safety menace because emergency vehicles can't get down the street while they're making deliveries. Read more.

By - 10/20/15 - 11:53 am

Mary Ann's in Cleveland Circle does not dispute that a 19-year-old BC student got caught with a draft beer in her hand around 12:10 a.m. on Aug. 31.

But was she drunk? The Boston Licensing Board will have to decide that on Thursday when it considers citations issued the bar that morning for both allowing a minor to be in possession of alcohol and serving alcohol to an intoxicated minor. Read more.

By - 10/19/15 - 11:02 am

The Dunkin' Donuts on Beacon Street, next to Mary Ann's, is changing its hours from 24 hours a day to 4:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. The Boston Licensing Board considers the license change on Thursday.

By - 10/14/15 - 11:23 am

Proposed purchasers of Sonny's, 750 Adams St. in Dorchester, who include a manager at the recently shuttered Littlest Bar, say they are planning extensive renovations that will result in a similar neighborhood bar. Read more.

By - 10/14/15 - 10:50 am
Fazenda in Forest Hills.

Now Fazenda, soon Brassica?

The owner of Fazenda Coffee Roasters across from the Forest Hills T stop is seeking an all-alcohol license with which to change the coffeehouse into a restaurant specializing in "tastings" - menus that pair particular drinks with a changing roster of food items. Read more.

By - 10/6/15 - 2:53 pm

The Boston Licensing Board says Chau Chow City on Essex Street wasn't to blame for an argument between two tables of women that ended with combatants throwing plates and silverware at each other.

The board voted "no violation" for the incident early in the morning of Aug. 17 that left the restaurant in shambles by the time police arrived.

By - 10/6/15 - 12:15 pm

As police continue to hunt for at least one man, possibly in a silver car, who shot two women early on Sept. 6, a Yawkey Way bar is denying it had anything to do with the incident. Read more.

By - 9/29/15 - 11:55 am

Members of rival gangs from Dorchester and Mattapan briefly turned Boston Bowl on Morrissey Boulevard into a battleground early on Aug. 15, with a member of one gang shot at in the parking lot and a member of the other having to evade bowling balls hurled at him - before somebody caught up with him and punched him in the face hard enough to break his nose. Read more.

By - 9/29/15 - 11:30 am
Chau Chow City in Chinatown

Melee scene.

An argument between neighboring tables at Chau Chow City on Essex Street early one August morning ended with plates and silverware flying through the air - and generally crashing to the ground, except for one plate that connected with a woman's cheek first, police told the Boston Licensing Board this morning. Read more.

By - 9/17/15 - 3:03 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today found "no violation" in the case of a guy who leaped into Boston Harbor from the roof deck of Legal Harborside on Northern Avenue. Read more.

By - 9/15/15 - 12:40 pm
The deck from which man leaped into Boston Harbbor

Man took serious leap of faith from this roof last month.

UPDATE: Board rules no violation.

A Brighton man who celebrated his 24th birthday last month by taking a leap into Boston Harbor from the top of Legal Harborside on Northern Avenue got the restaurant hauled before the Boston Licensing Board today to explain how it will keep that from happening again. Read more.

By - 8/26/15 - 3:21 pm

Sean Griffing, who co-owns Trade on Atlantic Avenue, is seeking city approval to open a new, high-end seafood place on Ring Road in the Prudential Center complex. Read more.