By adamg on Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:10pm
NECN reports the Boston Licensing Board this morning set the border of Starbucks Nation at Dorchester Street when it sided with residents - and the mayor - and rejected a food-serving license for a Starbucks at L Street and East Broadway.
The board agreed with residents who argued yesterday there's no public need for another coffee place at an intersection that already has five within a block. Starbucks has a number of outlets in the Seaport area and on West Broadway.
The vote is another setback for building owner Michael Norton, who signed a deal with Starbucks for the space after the licensing board rejected his request for a liquor license for the Italian restaurant he wanted to put in there.