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By adamg - 6/28/22 - 5:07 pm

Update: Bissonnette and Oringer agreed to change the name of the restaurant to Faccia a Faccia.

When local chefs Jamie Bissonnette and Ken Oringer went before the Boston Licensing Board for approval to open a new Italian place on Newbury Street called Faccia Brutta, which means "ugly face" in Italian, their attorney said they chose the name because they wanted to show that even though they were serious about their food, "they don't take themselves too seriously." Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/22 - 6:01 pm

A radiologist from Saratoga Springs, NY, was arraigned today on charges he took photos up the skirts of at least 21 women entering or leaving the Anthropologie store at 203 Newbury St. in the Back Bay last August and then again last September. Read more.

By adamg - 3/24/22 - 10:34 am

The Boston Licensing Board this morning granted La Neta, 255 Newbury St., permission to stay open until 1 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 3/23/22 - 1:38 pm

Update: Board grants permission to stay open later.

The Boston Licensing Board could decide tomorrow whether to let La Neta, 255 Newbury St., extend its closing time from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 3/11/22 - 10:27 am

WBZ reports Boston Police are looking for a man and woman for a heavy-duty smash-and-grab at the Chanel store on Newbury Street early this morning: They drove an Altima into the storefront, made off with bags, then got into another waiting car.

By adamg - 2/27/22 - 2:09 pm
Ukraine supporters in Boston

Boylston and Newbury streets and the Public Garden were awash in blue and yellow this afternoon as people marched to show their support for Ukraine. Read more.

By adamg - 12/14/21 - 12:47 pm

An incident during the Marathon at a Newbury Street store that specializes in running shoes and clothing has the Boston Licensing Board rethinking the growing number of one-day alcohol licenses it has been granting to clothing stores along the tony shopping district. Read more.

By adamg - 12/6/21 - 12:26 pm
Wind-damaged outdoor patio on Newbury Street

Scott surveyed the damage at a Newbury Street patio whose owner seems to have been caught unaware by the forecast for high winds today.

By adamg - 12/4/21 - 10:21 am

The Boston Licensing Board this week voted to grant a license for a 12-room boutique hotel at 234 Newbury St., where guests will check in via a remote call center. Read more.

By adamg - 11/4/21 - 9:22 am

Cafeteria, which shut last December, hopes to re-open soon, its attorney told the Boston Licensing Board yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 10/31/21 - 1:23 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man they say got into a bit of a contretemps at the Nike store on Newbury Street while packing a gun loaded with 11 rounds yesterday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 10/28/21 - 10:38 am
Rendering of new Parcel 12 buildings

The view from Boylston Street, as rendered by Elkus Manfredi.

The developer constructing a two-building complex along and atop the turnpike at Mass. Ave. says it wants to outfit roughly 118,000 square feet of space as life-sciences labs and offices - about a quarter of the office space originally planned for the project. Read more.

By adamg - 9/10/21 - 2:29 pm

A company that wants to open a marijuana mart on Newbury Street between Gloucester and Hereford this week sued the Zoning Board of Appeal over its decision to deny its request for permission within steps of two other cannabis concerns also proposed for the area. Read more.

By adamg - 8/18/21 - 11:09 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today a three-story mixed-use extension to buildings along Hereford Street are OK despite what it said some glaring errors by a lower-court judge and the city Zoning Board of Appeal, because the project complies with the neighborhood's groundwater zoning. Read more.

By adamg - 7/30/21 - 10:23 am

Newbury Street will be shut to cars between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Aug. 15, 22 and 29, BTD announced today.

The return of Open Newbury Street will be between Berkeley Street and Massachusetts Avenue those days.

By adamg - 4/20/21 - 5:25 pm

Steve Cooper shows us one jewelry store getting plywood protection.

By adamg - 4/17/21 - 2:11 pm

Trinity Financial says it will soon file plans to replace a Harvard Club annex and parking lot along the part of Newbury Street that overlooks the turnpike with two buildings, one 11 stories tall, the other 3, with a total of 133 residential units and three floors of Harvard Club space, including new squash courts and other athletic facilities. Read more.

By adamg - 3/18/21 - 4:32 pm

You Get Nothing!

When Gov. Baker ordered restaurants shut last March, Caffe Nero missed the April rent payment for its Newbury Street outlet and asked landlord UrbanMeritage for some help because it could no longer operate a sit-down cafe. Read more.

By adamg - 3/4/21 - 10:12 am

The Boston Sun reports Sonder wants to turn the upper floors of 234-236 Newbury St. - the building with the Shake Shack - into a 12-room "tech-enabled" inn.

Shake Shack would remain in place.

Sonder recently withdrew plans to convert an apartment building on Winter Street downtown into executive suites.

By adamg - 1/7/21 - 11:00 am

The Boston Sun reports chefs Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette are whipping up an Italian seafood restaurant on Newbury Street between Fairfield and Gloucester streets. They already have a deal to buy the liquor license from the former Uno on Boylston Street.

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