Boston Licensing Board

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

By - 3/11/15 - 11:31 am

CuppaCoffee, which serves coffee and Australian meat pies on Merrimac Street, is planning a second location in the 275 Albany St. residential development.

Although the location would double the number of Australian-owned coffee shops in Boston, it would only represent a 33% increase in the number of Australian meat-pie places - in addition to CuppaCoffee, KO Pies sells the meat pies at locations in East... Read more

By - 3/10/15 - 12:15 pm

TD Garden officials found themselves before the Boston Licensing Board today, apologizing for being helpless in the face of a force like Garth Brooks.

More specifically, they were there to answer a police citation for "failure to disperse patrons in a safe, timely and orderly fashion" on the night of Jan. 24. Police say the area around and under the Garden - in particular, North... Read more

By - 3/3/15 - 5:21 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday what action to take, if any, against the Grand Canal on Canal Street for a Jan. 14 incident that ended with a bouncer punching a patron.

In 2013, the bar had to answer charges that two bouncers stomped customers seriously enough to send them to the hospital - three months after one of those bouncers punched out... Read more

By - 2/17/15 - 10:56 am

Suya Joint, which had a beer and wine license when it was on Poplar Street in Roslindale, wants to sell that license to a downtown pizza place rather than use it at its new location at 185 Dudley St.

A new law that expanded the number of liquor licenses in Boston with the goal of bringing more restaurants to neighborhoods just like Dudley Square has... Read more

By - 2/12/15 - 8:46 am

City Councilors Ayanna Pressley (at large) and Bill Linehan (South Boston, South End, Chinatown) both say they love the idea of increasing the number of restaurants that can serve alcohol in Boston, but both are saying they have major concerns about a proposal by Councilors Michelle Wu and Steve Murphy to let smaller eateries offer BYOB service.

Pressley came at the proposal from lower... Read more

By - 2/10/15 - 10:37 am

At-large City Councilors Michelle Wu and Steve Murphy are proposing a change in city ordinances to let smaller restaurants offer BYOB service.

In a proposal to go before the council tomorrow - assuming the council meets - the councilors will propose ending the city's current BYOB ban for restaurants that cannot afford one of the city's pricey liquor licenses or which are not located in... Read more

By - 2/4/15 - 1:06 pm

The owner of a Hyde Park gas station is seeking permission to add beer and wine to his offerings.

Elias Akiki, owner of the eponymous gas station at 1171 Hyde Park Ave., goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week seeking a beer-and-wine license to sell beer and wine out of a cooler, at least up until 10 p.m.

In addition to gas, the station... Read more

By - 1/30/15 - 2:16 pm

Future Boston Alliance reports that Zaz, 1238 River St., has been awarded the beer and wine license it had long sought.

Also winning a beer and wine license: Ula Cafe in Jamaica Plain.

By - 1/15/15 - 7:19 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today ordered Mary Ann's to shut for two days as punishment for a Nov. 14 police inspection that found six underage customers with beers in their possession.

At a hearing on Tuesday, Sgt. Det. Robert Mulvey said he and his partner immediately noticed "several small groups of patrons" who appeared to be too young to be quaffing suds legally.

Sure enough,... Read more

By - 1/14/15 - 10:53 am

Developers Kris Meola and Ryan Sillery of City Point Capital plan to buy the shuttered Stadium Sports Bar & Grill at 232 Old Colony Ave. so they can tear it down and replace it with roughly 20 condominiums.

Meola and his attorney, Carolyn Conway, appeared before the Boston Licensing Board today to seek permission to include the old bar's liquor license in the property... Read more

By - 1/13/15 - 2:22 pm

Lawyers for the owners of the Lower Mills Pub on Dorchester Avenue are hoping the Boston Licensing Board gives them a couple months to unravel a tangled skein of legal issues left when longtime co-owner Nicholas Byrne died after a long illness five years ago, so that they can sell the bar to a prominent Boston restaurant operator.

At a hearing before the board today,... Read more

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