The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let a chain of high-end seafood and steak places open in the new building atop what used to be part of the parking lot for the shuttered Anthony's Pier 4.
Ocean Prime is seeking permission to spend $315,000 to buy the liquor license of the old Mantra restaurant in Downtown Crossing for its $3.8-million restaurant at 100 Pier 4, attorney Joe Hanley told the board this morning.
Hanley said the restaurant will have about 312 seats - the exact number will be determined by Fire Department inspectors - and a 28-seat patio.
He estimated construction will take six to eight months.
The mayor's office and several city councilors supported the proposed license sale. Nobody spoke in opposition.
The increasingly ramshackle Anthony's Pier 4, which closed in 2013, still sits at the end of the pier, surrounded by a fence and scheduled to be demolished to make way for a harborside park.