By adamg on Mon, 08/01/2016 - 9:35pm
Caught in Southie spills the beans: The Boston Licensing Board will give Starbucks another chance to grind out a case for why it deserves a license at L Street and East Broadway.
The board will hold a hearing on Aug. 17 on a proposal for a 39-seat Starbucks. The board rejected Starbucks's request for a license in May, after foaming mad residents, Mayor Walsh, city councilors Michael Flaherty and Michelle Wu and state Sen. Linda Dorcena-Forry said that intersection was already brimming over with coffee places - five within a block.
Residents also poured out their anger over the idea of a chain moving into City Point, or, at least, a chain that doesn't have locally owned franchises, like the Dunkin' Donuts a block or so away from the proposed Starbucks.