Business

By - 8/26/15 - 11:02 am

AA Market, open for two months at 138 South St., is seeking a license to sell beer and wine.

Owner Marcia Peguero Mojica today asked the Boston Licensing Board today to defer acting on her request until after she makes her her case to the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council at a Sept. 8 meeting. Read more.

By - 8/25/15 - 11:51 am

The owner of the former Windsor Button Shop on Temple Place told the Boston Licensing Board he's close to an agreement with a restaurant operator to take over the space that was once promised to become a downtown outlet of a Somerville Mexican place. Read more.

By - 8/22/15 - 10:08 am

Next City takes us on a tour of Dorchester's Commonwealth Kitchen, which is:

Part startup incubator, part hyperlocal employer and part business resource center. It’s an economic engine for Dorchester that’s aimed at fostering skilled jobs and small businesses in the surrounding community.

By - 8/21/15 - 10:48 am

The Bay State Banner reports Kensington Investment Co. plans to use the 5-acre Radius Hospital site on Townsend Street for affordable and workfoce housing.

By - 8/20/15 - 11:09 am

Star Market is hoping customers will buy foods to eat on patios outside its Dorchester, Fenway and Allston stores.

The chain goes before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday for permission to add patios at the three locations, similar to what the Whole Foods in the South End offers - with 24-hour patio seating at the Fenway store. Read more.

By - 8/13/15 - 6:33 pm
Parcel 1b project near North Station

The BRA board today approved an apartment building near North Station where all 239 units will be aimed at people who couldn't afford to live in the other towers rising in the area. Read more.

By - 8/13/15 - 6:11 pm

The BRA board today approved a 200-room Marriott boutique hotel for the Ink Block development at the old Boston Herald site.

By - 8/12/15 - 8:07 am
Biena snack vs. World Peas snack

Too similar?

Biena, LLC, an Allston company that makes a line of spicy chickpea-based snack foods, is suing a Texas company that makes a line of spicy -green-pea-based snack foods over their packaging.

Biena's suit, filed this week in US District Court in Boston, is a preemptive move: Grandma Lu's Spice Cabinet, which makes World Peas snacks, was threatening a lawsuit against Biena over its packaging. Biena is asking a judge to declare that its color-coded, resealable rectangular packages with an irregularly shaped window on the front and a quote from its founder on the back would not confuse consumers if compared with Grandma Lu's color-coded, resealable trapezoidal packages with a round window on the front and a quote from its founder on the back. Read more.

By - 8/11/15 - 8:27 pm

WCVB reports our homegrown billionaire car dealer, Ernie Boch Jr., is hosting a fundraiser for serial bankruptcy filer Donald Trump at the Boch family estate in Norwood.

By - 8/10/15 - 9:14 pm

Mayor Walsh says his administration and Vertex have negotiated a roughly 25% cut in a property-tax deal for Vertex because the company did not bring as many jobs to the South Boston waterfront as it had originally said it would. Read more.

By - 8/10/15 - 9:54 am

Berk's, which opened in Harvard Square in 1980, is announcing its imminent demise - at the end of the month:

It's a sad day for us and a sad day for Cambridge as we watch yet again another small business fall. From the bottom of hearts thank you all so much. Please SHOP SMALL, SHOP LOCAL & whenever you can please SHOP INDEPENDENT. A friend made a great analogy to me yesterday that rings very true. When you shop at a corporation you're lining the pockets of folks buying new cars/houses. When you shop local/independent your lining the pockets of of folks getting dance/music lessons for their children. You can see the difference.

By - 8/9/15 - 9:15 pm

The Globe reports Quinzani's Bakery is closing forever next week.

By - 8/6/15 - 8:20 am

Boston Magazine suggests nobody will ever slap an "iconic" label on the insurance company's proposed 26-story building on Stuart Street: Another Boring Glass Building to Rise in Boston.

By - 8/5/15 - 10:39 am

Will replace the JCPenney, the MetroWest Daily News reports.

By - 8/1/15 - 6:55 pm
Stoughton IKEA evacuated

Mark Logan reports the Stoughton IKEA was ordered evacuated around 6 p.m.

"Security issue" We've been instructed to get on our cars and leave.

By - 7/29/15 - 7:38 pm
Boston Public Market

The market had a soft opening today.

At 11 a.m. on Thursday, Gov. Baker and Mayor Walsh will cut the ribbon to officially open the Boston Public Market in the Hanover Street building that houses the Registry of Motor Vehicles and the Haymarket T stop - bringing produce, honey, fish, meat and other products from the farms, fishermen and artisans of New England. Read more.

By - 7/27/15 - 9:43 am
Old Christos market in Roslindale

Old Greek market new coffee shop in Roslindale?

Roslindale looks set to rejoin cafe nation with the potential opening of two coffee shops, one right in Roslindale Square, the other a couple blocks away.

In the Keep Roslindale Quirky Facebook group, Lauren Cooperstein Corduck reports that PS Gourmet Coffee, which has outlets in South Boston and Dorchester, will be moving into the former Vouros pastry shop at Washington and Poplar streets: Read more.

By - 7/24/15 - 3:59 pm

A federal judge recently tossed Dedham's bid to block construction of a planned natural-gas pipeline, saying the town filed its suit in the wrong court. Read more.

By - 7/24/15 - 2:55 pm

City lawyers this week moved to delay construction of a proposed high-pressure natural-gas pipeline down Washington and Grove streets by arguing the gas company can't simply start digging a trench without city approval.

The filings, by the city's outside counsel in US District Court, come as West Roxbury and Dedham opponents of the proposed pipeline gear up for a two-community protest this Sunday that will end with people holding hands at the town line on Washington Street. Read more.

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