Boston Licensing Board
Red Sox officials say they want to add three more places to buy hard liquor, add sales of beer in bottles and extend alcohol sales on Yawkey Way as a way to reduce crowding in the stadium during Red Sox games and other events at Fenway Park.
At a hearing before the Boston Licensing Board this morning, Dennis Quilty, the team's licensing attorney, and Lawrence... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let the owners of the Ledge, 2261 Dorchester Ave., sell the place - and its valuable liquor license - to a Dorchester resident who plans to remake it as a neighborhood, family-focused restaurant.
Eleanor Arpino, general manager of Davio's in Park Square for 12 years, wants to turn the Ledge into ester, which she said would serve... Read more
The owners of jm Curley hoped to replace the shuttered 28 Degrees on Appleton Street with a new restaurant focusing on New England fare, including seafood.
The Boston Licensing Board votes tomorrow whether to let Merrill & Co. spend $300,000 to buy 28 Degrees's all-alcohol license.
At a hearing today, Merrill & Co. managers said they hope to open this spring after renovations.
They... Read more
UPDATE: Licensing Board ordered a four-day suspension: Three for serving the minors, one for owner Joseph Cimino's actions during the police investigation. Cimino can appeal to the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission.
It was bad enough, police say, that they caught four underage Northeastern students inside Daisy Buchanan's with Bud Lights. Even worse was that owner Joseph Cimino tried to keep them from questioning one... Read more
A woman's night out for her birthday ended with a stabbing that landed a Fairmount Avenue restaurant before the Boston Licensing Board yesterday.
The board decides tomorrow whether to take any action against the Rincon Caribeno for an argument inside that ended up as a bloody brawl outside that sent one man to the hospital with a stab wound.
According to police and owner Javier... Read more
And Caffe Vittoria in turn has the Boston Licensing Board steaming over the way one of its owners snapped at a beat cop and sergeant who told him to get three chairs away from a hydrant in front of the Hanover Street establishment.
The board decides Thursday what action, if any, to take for Oct. 3 incidents involving David Riccio, who owns the cafe with... Read more
A bouncer at the Theater District club who had just exchanged punches with an irate customer kicked the man in the face while he was lying on the ground in the process of being arrested, police and the club's general manager told the Boston Licensing Board today.
According to police, an officer on a Theater District patrol around 1 a.m. noticed a fight around 1:50... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board votes Thursday whether to let the Russian Benevolent Society on Linden Street more than double its seating capacity, stay open an hour later at night and add bottle service and a patio.
The society, once a social club that mainly rented its space out for functions, has already won approval from city inspectors to increase its capacity from 214 to 440... Read more
Police say food wasn't the main attraction at Cordon Bleu on River Street - it was the lottery they charge was being run out of a room in the back of the restaurant.
Restaurant owner Marie Ketty Sanon, though, says she was only collecting money to buy rice, beans, sugar and other staples for relatives of customers back in Haiti.
At a Boston Licensing Board... Read more
The Globe reports Michael Norton is only using "Sobo Bistro" as a placeholder until he comes up with a better name for the Italian restaurant he wants to open at L and Broadway.
The Boston Licensing Board ruled yesterday the Bell in Hand did nothing that contributed to the death of a Canadian man in its men's room in September.
At a hearing on Tuesday, a police detective said that, based on surveillance video and interviews with witnesses, the man showed up at the bar's karaoke night alone, struck up a conversation with a couple of men... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday ordered a two-day license suspension for the Glass Slipper because police detectives on a routine inspection spotted two dancers letting customers get a feel in a private-dance area.
At a hearing Wednesday, club co-owner Nicholas Romano said the bouncer assigned to the $30-per-customer private-dance area to make sure nothing untoward goes on had just stepped out to use the... Read more
Sure, we all snorted when the Times said we're all calling South Boston SoBo these days, but next spring, the neighborhood could get an Italian restaurant called the Sobo Bistro. And on East Broadway, no less.
Michael Norton has already gotten zoning-board permission to convert an old electrician's shop at E. Broadway and L Street into a restaurant. On Thursday, the Boston Licensing Board... Read more
Local barpreneur Patrick Declan Mehigan says he wants to re-open the shuttered Crossroad Irish Pub on Beacon Street - and would pay $300,000 to buy its liquor license from the receiver handling the bankruptcy of the previous owner.
Mehigan, who owns the Globe on Boylston Street and who is stepping down as manager of the House of Blues, told the Boston Licensing Board today that... Read more
Two "entertainers" at the LaGrange Street strip club were ordered to go home on Sept. 25 after a manager found them touching a couple of patrons in a private-dance room, right under "NO TOUCHING" signs.
Unfortunately for the club, the manager wasn't the only one to see the illegal contact - two Boston Police detectives on a routine inspection also observed the conduct. They wrote... Read more
Police say they are continuing to investigate just how a visiting Canadian came to die in the men's room at the Bell in Hand early on Sept. 18, his cell phone dropping to the floor after he had called a friend in Canada to complain he wasn't feeling well.
At a Boston Licensing Board hearing this morning, BPD Sgt. Det. Paul Donovan said police have... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether the Stadium Bar in South Boston deserves any of the blame for two incidents in recent months, one in which three men were shot outside the bar, the other in which a bar patron got so outraged by the Bruins losing the Stanley Cup that when he was kicked out, he promptly sucker punched the first person he... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board today meted out an unusually stiff four-day suspension to Las Vegas, 964 Saratoga St., after police found bottles of gin, tequila, whiskey and vodka behind the counter of the former King Tacos, which is licensed only to sell beer and wine.
Owner Raul Santos and his manager said the bottles were purely decorative and were not used to serve customers. But... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board ruled today that the House of Blues and the Bank of America Pavilion couldn't have done anything to prevent overdoses at August concerts.
The board ruling came after police detectives testified that they had no evidence that either venue had anything to do with the sale of the drugs consumed by customers at an Aug. 28 Zedd concert at the... Read more
Aug. 31 proved a busy night for the EMTs hired to staff the Bank of America Pavilion: Over 3 1/2 hours, three people had to be taken away in ambulances with drug overdoses.
When a police detective asked one of them where he got the Molly ER doctors at Tufts Medical Center said he'd taken too much of, the guy replied he didn't... Read more