Dan Adams reports consumers should be wary of hot yoga pants from Victoria's Secret - the Newbury Street store just had 30 pairs stolen.
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday gave UrbanMeritage until October to find somebody to use the liquor license at the old Ciao Bella, 240A Newbury St., that previous owner Joseph Cimino had sat on for years as he tried finishing up what turned into a money pit of a renovation project that is still not done.
Separately, the board last week granted Restoration Hardware another... Read more
A worker at Dirty Water Dough, 222 Newbury Street, suffered burns on his face and hands when one of the eatery's four ovens exploded this morning.
BFD spokesman Steve MacDonald reports:
They had four ovens. Three were on with the fourth - gas on but pilot light out. It built up with gas and fumes then came in contact with oven above it causing the... Read more
The caption for the original Leslie Jones photo from Jan. 29, 1937 reads:
Auto driven by Richard Kent turns over at Newbury and Berkeley.
One of the things you notice as you browse the 900+ photos in the BPL's collection of Leslie Jones auto-accident photos is how many of them have these large crowds of people right on top of the wrecked cars. In... Read more
Sunglass Hut, 86 Newbury St., was held up around 8:15 p.m. by a man who showed a clerk a knife - and then walked out with a single pair of sunglasses.
He's described as black, mid-40s, about 5'6" and 160 lbs. He wore a gray sweatshirt and was last seen sauntering towards Boylston Street holding a brown paper bag.
City councilors began work today on a zoning change that would allow art galleries to open in areas such as Newbury Street, where, technically, they are currently prohibited.
City Councilor Josh Zakim (Back Bay) said he was amazed to learn recently that ISD rejected a request by Pucker Gallery, 171 Newbury St., to move to 240 Newbury St. because of the prohibition.
The... Read more
Bettlebrox noticed the sign in the window of Steve's Greek Cuisine, 316 Newbury St. According to their Facebook page, the Newbury Street location shut forever on Sunday, although they still have a stand inside Quincy Market.
The Boston Licensing Board today gave Trident Booksellers and Cafe, 338 Newbury St., permission to stay open until midnight.
Michael Lemanski, general manager of one of Boston's dwindling number of bookstores, said customers had been asking for an extra hour of time in which to enjoy the literary alternative to a traditional bar or pub.
He told the board at a hearing Wednesday the revenue... Read more
Boston Restaurant Talk reports b.good has closed on Newbury.
The Boston Business Journal reports the bank holding the mortgage on the long-shuttered Ciao Bella property at 240 Newbury St. has scheduled a foreclosure auction for the property.
Joseph Cimino, who says he's been renovating the building since 2011, recently told the Boston Licensing Board he had a tentative agreement with Suitsupply, which wants to lease the space for a men's clothing store... Read more
Around 10 p.m. Nicky Enriquez found herself confronted with this giant cloud at what appeared to be some roadwork at Newbury and Dartmouth streets:
Totally feel safe walking home tonight - like I won't die of smoke inhalation or anything.
Boston Police are looking for two men and a woman for some expensive shoplifting around 5 p.m. at the Akris Boutique, 16 Newbury St.
All three were in their 50s and spoke with a European, possibly Russian, accent.
One man was 6'2" and wore a long navy-blue pea coat, navy-blue pants and a navy-blue tie. Another man wore glasses and had a mustache. He was... 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
Yeah, nothing like a bag full of liquid nutrients infusing into one of your veins to get you going again. Boston Magazine gives us a dose of the news about what people with more money than they know what to do with do with their money.
Suitsupply, based in Amsterdam, is eying the perpetually under-renovation Ciao Bella space at 240 Newbury St. for a possible clothing store and cafe, an attorney for building owner Joseph Cimino said today.
Attorney Stephen Miller explained the possible deal to the Boston Licensing Board in yet another bid to get Cimino more time to actually use the liquor license he holds for the space.
As... Read more