The Boston Licensing Board this week hears a request from the owner of the failed Tonic bar in Forest Hills to sell his all-alcohol license to the owners of the Envoy Hotel, scheduled to open this summer across from the Barking Crab and the Moakley Courthouse in South Boston.
The hotel is planning two bars: A ground-level watering hole called the Outlook and a rooftop bar called the Lookout. Also planned: A 50-seat sidewalk patio.
Tonic opened in 2012, shut down not long after, briefly re-opened, then shut for good in 2013. Plans to convert it to an Italian restaurant or a Chinese restaurant went nowhere.
The board considers the proposed license sale on Wednesday in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall. Its hearings begin at 10 a.m.