The Board of Appeal yesterday approved plans to turn a former candy shop into a Mediterranean appetizer place on Boylston Street.
Cava Mezze Grill will replace the closed Sugar Heaven at 667 Boylston St. and add 16 outdoor patio seats.
The new restaurant is "a healthy food alternative with a Mediterranean kind of style to it, if you will," its attorney, Dennis Quilty told the board. "It's very popular around the country."
The mayor's office supported the proposal. The Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay, which never formally supports anything, did not oppose it.