Chick-fil-A won permission from the Zoning Board of Appeals today to begin outfitting the Boloco at 569 Boylston St. as a two-story fried-chicken emporium.
The national chain, which currently has no outlets within city limits - a legacy of former Mayor Tom Menino's vow to keep it out over its founder's feelings on homosexuality - hopes to open in mid-2020. It's planning a restaurant with 65 seats on two floors indoors and with 14 seats in a seasonal patio on Boylston Street.
The Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay voted to not oppose the eatery after it agreed to move trash storage indoors.
Chick-fil-A will also need approval of the Boston Licensing Board to serve food before it can open.