Today's the first day Massachusetts liquor stores can open at 10 a.m. on Sundays without even having to ask their local licensing boards.
Jamaica Plain News reports City Councilor Matt O'Malley and the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corp. convinced City Realty to reduce the rent increases in an Egleston Square building that would have forced six Latino-owned businesses out of the square.
Finally opening this Sunday. In your face, Everett.
Acquia, which currently provides content-management applications and services plans to move from Burlington to 53 State St. next year, BostInno reports, adding the company will be doubling its space with the move.
Acquia's core offerings focus on an enterprise version of Drupal, a system originally written by Acquia founder Dries Buytaert. The software powers a number of large corporate Web sites, and... Read more
The Globe reports Olympics backers have come up with a "compact" Olympics plan that would involve shutting off a number of large public venues for the athletes and the rich people who will jet into Boston to watch them.
The marathon would end on Charles Street by the Public Garden. Franklin Park would transform into an equestrian venue.
The proposal does not include plans... Read more
The owners of Estate Bargains, a new old-stuff store at 417 Hyde Park Ave. that replaced a storefront church (that replaced the real-estate office that replaced a Caribbean restaurant) are doing some interesting things with the exterior walls of the place.
In addition to Sluggo and some serious tagging on the side, they've painted blocks on the front green and gotten Top Cat to... Read more
The BRA board tomorrow takes a brief break from considering luxury residential complexes to hear plans for an industrial park between the Readville commuter-rail station and the Dedham line geared to small and start-up manufacturers.
The proposed Readville Yards project, by First Highland Management and Development, would include 375,000 square feet of light-industrial, manufacturing and office space in six new buildings atop an MBTA-owned rail... Read more
Beer Advocate assembles tweets from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project in Somerville on the practice - and why it won't play that game:
Boston is a pay to play town and we're often shut out for draft lines along with many beers you may love.
Paperwork issues and questions about a new state law that granted Boston 25 new liquor licenses this year have held up decisions on requests from five restaurants seeking some of the new licenses, along with a member who missed one set of hearings. However, board Chairwoman Nicole Murati Ferrer said she expects the board to resolve the issues and vote on the applications within a... Read more
In a neighborhood that has long prided itself on its locally owned shops, residents and business owners are once again forced to consider what happens when chains move in - or if they can stop them.
The Boston Licensing Board today deferred requests that would have allowed a new Italian restaurant on Fairmount Avenue and and let an existing Dominican restaurant expand its alcohol selections.
The board also deferred action on a request for a new all-alcohol license for a proposed restaurant in Roslindale Square.
All three had requested one of the 25 new licenses the legislature gave the city in... Read more
Ramon Genao does not dispute that two guys walked out of his Hollywood Liquors II at 489 Blue Hill Ave. with alcoholic beverages - one a Bud Lime-a-rita - during the Caribbean parade on Aug. 23, or that they popped the tops and began drinking right outside his store.
But at a Boston Licensing Board hearing today, Genao protested what he called a no-win situation:... Read more
The Boston Business Journal gets the scoop: Bernie and Phyl's is retiring that jingle.
Jamaica Plain News has some details on the independent bookshop opening on Green Street, just off Centre.
Euro-Pro, a Newton-based company that makes vacuum cleaners, is suing Dyson, Inc. over its claims that its vacuums have "twice the suction" of other vacuums.
Euro-Pro says they don't. In a lawsuit filed in US District Court in Boston yesterday, Euro-Pro explains its dust-up with Dyson:
Euro-Pro has commissioned third-party independent laboratory testing, conducted pursuant to the referenced ASTM F558 standard, which proves that... Read more
A building across from the Hyde Park police station that has never had any tenants since it was rebuilt in 2011 will finally be occupied - by a dentist's office.
Dr. Guimy Cesar, who currently has an office on Washington Street in Roslindale, got a building permit last week to adapt the empty shell of a building at 1250 Hyde Park Ave. into dental offices.... Read more
Roslindale Village Main Street reports Petco is looking at space in the square for one of its smaller Unleashed by Petco stores.
As you know, in the past, the community has expressed concern over national chains moving into Roslindale Village. Those concerns often centered around a desire to retain small, locally-owned, independent shops over national chains, as well as general concerns over increased congestion,... Read more
Jamaica Plain News reports business owners along Centre Street remain opposed to the Caffe Nero now being built in an abandoned bank branch next to Blanchards. One local real-estate agent - who also opposed the Whole Foods - said:
A Gap will come. A Starbucks will come. This is a way to plug the dam.... Read more