The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let the owner of pubs in Somerville and Waltham turn the failed Papagayo Mexican restaurant in Charlestown's City Square into a pub called Blackmoor Tavern.
Gregory Coughlin, owner of Olde Magoun's Saloon in Somerville and the Copper House Tavern in Waltham needs board approval to buy Papagayo's liquor license.
Coughlin's attorney, Carolyn Conway, said Coughlin will bring "upper-scale pub food" to the location and hopefully end the location's reputation as being "a little tough" for restaurant operators.
Conway said Coughlin is investing roughly $925,000 in the project - $575,000 to buy Papagayo's liquor license and other assets. She said the space already has good restaurant bones, but that it will get "a total cosmetic renovation" to fit its new role. The restaurant will have 220 to 225 seats, which will include those on a seasonal patio.