The Boston Licensing Board today approved a request from Las Palmas Market, 13 Chelsea St., to add spirits to its existing beer and wine offerings.
The market wanted to add "small batch rums" from Guatemala, Honduras and Costa Rica, to meet demands from its largely Latino market, its attorney, Gene Charny, said at a board hearing yesterday.
Although the license change technically would allow the market to sell any sort of hard liquor, there will be no "Johnny Walker Black or bourbon or vodkas," Charny said. "not your Blanchards or Macy's liquor stores." And, he added, the store will not sell nips.
The mayor's office had backed the request.