Boston Licensing Board

By - 5/27/15 - 5:22 pm

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.Read more

By - 5/19/15 - 2:29 pm

Rather than risk rejection after the mayor's office opposed them, the owners of Macumba Latina on River Street have withdrawn their request to offer bottle service at several VIP tables.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....Read more

By - 5/19/15 - 2:21 pm

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...Read more

By - 5/19/15 - 11:49 am

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....Read more

By - 5/13/15 - 11:28 am

Macumba Latina, 477 River St., finds out tomorrow whether it can legally start offering tableside liquor service. Read more.Read more

By - 5/6/15 - 10:32 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let Lir, 903 Boylston St. stay open until 2 a.m., an hour later than at present.

Lir is the only one of the four bars on that stretch of Boylston that currently has to close at 1 a.m. Read more.Read more

By - 4/30/15 - 4:23 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today rejected a request by one Blue Hill Avenue liquor store to sell nips and approved the sale of another store near that one on the condition its new owners not sell the tiny bottles, either.

The board sided with residents and elected officials who urged rejection of a request by Blue Hill Liquors, 108 Blue Hill Ave. to sell the...Read more

By - 4/29/15 - 11:50 am

Residents and the owners of a Blue Hill Avenue liquor store duked it out this morning over the store's request to start selling nips, at a hearing before the Boston Licensing Board.

The board decides tomorrow whether to let Blue Hill Liquors, 108 Blue Hill Ave., sell the tiny bottles.

The store's attorney, Ethan Schaff, said the store needs the nips to stay in...Read more

By - 4/28/15 - 11:40 am

The Boston Licensing Board travels to Cleveland Circle next week for an unusual hearing on whether to reduce the hours at Mary Ann's, the Beacon Street watering hole that can now stay open until 2 a.m.

The board, which normally only holds hearings during the day at City Hall, will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday in the community room at the Waterworks Museum, 2450...Read more

By - 4/25/15 - 6:43 am

Blue Hill Liquors, 108 Blue Hill Ave., goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week seeking permission to sell nips.

The store currently has a license provision prohibiting it from selling the single-serving mini bottles of alcohol.

The board generally imposes nip bans on liquor stores at the request of local residents and police.

The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in its...Read more

By - 4/25/15 - 6:38 am
Gracenote Coffee

The Boston Licensing Board considers a proposal for a coffee shop at 108 Lincoln St. at a hearing next week.

Gracenote Coffee, which already roasts beans, plans to open an eponymous coffee bar in the front half of an office there. It'll be staffed by the guy who now pedals the Coffee Trike around Dewey Square.

The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m....Read more

By - 4/14/15 - 11:48 am

The attorney for Jacque's Cabaret in Bay Village apologized to the Boston Licensing Board for not seeking to change a provision on its liquor license that it have food available before a March inspection found no kitchen and no food available on the premises, save a vending machine selling snacks and candy .

Sgt. Det. Robert Mulvey told the Boston Licensing Board this morning...Read more

By - 4/13/15 - 10:59 am

The Boston Licensing Board last week granted Seven Star Street Bistro on Belgrade Avenue permission to buy the beer, wine and liqueurs license from Estragon on Harrison Avenue in the South End.

At the same time, the board awarded Estragon a full-alcohol license under a state law granting Boston extra licenses for certain traditionally under-licensed neighborhoods and city "Main Street" business districts.

Seven Star was...Read more

By - 4/12/15 - 11:53 am

Jacques Cabaret, 79 Broadway in Bay Village, goes before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday for permission to stop serving food - the day after it has to answer charges of not using the food-serving license it has.

The cabaret currently has a liquor license that requires it to make food available to patrons. On Tuesday, Jacques has to explain to the board why...Read more

By - 4/3/15 - 11:15 am

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved a new manager for the shuttered Roggie's, which could help owner John Rogaris gain permission to re-open.

City officials shut the bar last May after a Memorial Day incident in which a patron wound up unconscious and near death in an alley next to the Chestnut Hill Avenue. Rogaris faces trial June 1 on charges he ordered workers to...Read more

By - 4/1/15 - 6:01 pm
Proposed cream-puff bakery in Chinatown

The owners of Chatime on Harrison Avenue in Chinatown learn tomorrow whether they can open a bakery specializing in Japanese cream puffs.

Signs in the windows of the proposed Beard Papa's - a couple doors down from Chatime - advertise a February opening.

At a Boston Licensing Board hearing today, representatives of elected city officials supported the proposed cream puffery - part of a...Read more

By - 4/1/15 - 5:08 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let the owner of Roggie's, 356 Chestnut Hill Ave., designate somebody else as the bar's manager, which could be a step towards convincing officials to let the bar re-open after 11 months.

The city ordered Roggie's shut after police said owner John Rogaris tried to impede their investigation into how a patron wound up unconscious and near...Read more

By - 3/19/15 - 10:01 am

The Boston Licensing Board recently voted to issue a warning to TD Garden for overcrowding in between two Garth Brooks concerts on Jan. 24.

The warning has no immediate effect on anything, but the board could use it as justification for more severe action should the Garden be charged with a similar offense in the future.

At a hearing on the problem last week,...Read more

By - 3/18/15 - 11:07 am

The owner of a former Colombian restaurant in East Boston is buying Off the Boat Seafood on Porter Street.

At a Boston Licensing Board hearing today, Gilbert Preciado's lawyer, Jared Chrislip, said the new Pilones will retain seafood, but will add "more of the Colombian, South American and Latino cuisine." Preciado needs the board's permission to buy Off the Boat's liquor license.

Preciado formerly owned...Read more

By - 3/18/15 - 10:56 am

The operators of the Tavern in the Square outpost in South Station want to add a second food and drink outlet: A Mexican restaurant.

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let Tavern in the Square's three owners buy the liquor license from the soon to be demolished Brighton Beer Garden so they can open Tavitas inside the station. The new restaurant would...Read more

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