The Boston Licensing Board said today it will hold off any action on a proposed liquor license for a Friendly Toast on Stanhope Street today because the manager proposed for the restaurant is a New Hampshire resident, and Massachusetts regulations require all managers of restaurants with liquor licenses to live in state. Read more.
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The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant a beer-and-wine license to Haley House for its proposed Dudley Dough pizza place in the new Bolling Building in Dudley Square. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board next week hears a request for a license for a proposed craft-beer store in the old substation at Washington Street and Cummins Highway in Roslindale Square. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board tomorrow considers whether to approve a proposed Nigerian restaurant in Dudley Square. And a second Nigerian restaurant, in Mattapan, could come before the board within a month for permission to open.
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant a liquor license for a proposed restaurant at the site of a long abandoned video store in Adams Corner in Dorchester. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board last week gave the owner of a South End pizzeria permission to open a new place on Columbia Road, next to the Strand Theatre. Read more.
The arrival of artisanal European and Japanese coffee in downtown Boston has done nothing to shake our addiction to Dunkin' Donuts, apparently. The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant a food-serving license to a brand-new Dunkin' Donuts at 89 Broad St. in the Financial District - four months after it approved a new Dunkin' Donuts on Washington Street. Read more.
Bijou owner George Aboujaoude says he is "very grateful" Boston Police quickly showed up outside his club early on May 17 - without that, a melee that ended with ten arrests, three guns seized and one officer in the hospital could have turned out far worse.
But at a Boston Licensing Board hearing on the incident this morning, Aboujaoude and club attorney Karen Simao said they're taking several steps to try to keep gang members - whom police blame for a good part of the roving brawl and all three of the guns - out of the club. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board ruled yesterday an Allston liquor store did nothing wrong selling a 40 and a pint of vodka to a homeless man after the store presented evidence that while he might be a chronic alcoholic, he wasn't drunk at that moment. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday ordered a four-day shutdown for Itadaki, 267-269 Newbury Street, after a BPD detective found four 18-year-olds sitting at a table with Bud Lights - and fake out-of-state IDs. Read more.
UPDATE: They got the license.
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant an all alcohol license to Target for the new store the chain says will open July 22 at Boylston and Kilmarnock.
The four-story store will be the first East Coast CityTarget, aimed at nearby residents who arrive on foot, rather than in a car.
Target attorney Joseph Devlin said the Fenway is ideal for that, given all the residential development along Boylston. He said the neighborhood's existing liquor outlets, which includes the Boylston Star Market, have not kept pace with the demand.
Devlin said the alcoholic beverages, in a single aisle near housewares, will be aimed at people stocking up for parties or events, rather than the sort of people looking for a quick buzz. The store will not sell 40s, nips or pints, he said.
The proposal was supports by the mayor and city councilors Josh Zakim, Ayanna Pressley, Michael Flaherty, Michelle Wu and Steve Murphy. Nobody spoke in opposition.
The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether the Drinking Fountain shares any of the blame for an all-out brawl that sent at least one man to the hospital with a stab wound on April 7. Read more.
In a city full of college students, in a world full of increasingly realistic fake licenses, restaurants and bars face a never ending battle to keep the pre-21 set from getting drinks. A Japanese restaurant on Newbury Street vows to try a new solution: Suing the families of the four teens who got it hauled before the Boston Licensing Board for serving underage drinkers. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board next week hears requests for food-serving licenses for a Peet's proposed for 310 Harrison Ave. and a Caffe Nero planned for 53 Union Park.
In 2011, you may recall, South Enders successfully fought off a Dunkin' Donuts proposed for Tremont Street by arguing, among other things, that the South End already had too many food-serving establishments.
The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant permission for a new pizza place on Hanover Street that would replace the flower store that replaced an old pizza place. Read more.
Rather than risk rejection after the mayor's office opposed them, the owners of Macumba Latina on River Street have withdrawn their request to offer bottle service at several VIP tables.
The owners made their pitch at a Boston Licensing Board last week - at which the mayor's office opposed the proposal, in part because they had yet to talk to any residents' groups.
The Boston Licensing Board recently granted the owner of an Ontario sushi restaurant permission to move into the space occupied by a homegrown sushi place on Newbury Street.
Wabora Sushi can operate under a temporary Boston license until it receives final approval from the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission to serve beer and wine at 254 Newbury St., where it will use the license it's buying from Ikura Sushi at the same location.
The owner of Moon Villa Restaurant on Edinboro Street said today he's hiring English-speaking managers and will seek a police detail for early morning hours in the aftermath of an incident last August in which six people were shot outside its doors - one of whom ran through the restaurant, gushing blood, in an attempt to avoid getting shot again. Read more.
Macumba Latina, 477 River St., finds out tomorrow whether it can legally start offering tableside liquor service. Read more.