The Boston City Council today unanimously approved a proposed plea to the state legislature to grant Boston 250 new liquor licenses - but only for certain neighborhoods. Read more.
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The Boston Licensing Board today approved plans by Darryl's Corner Bar owner Nia Grace to open what her attorney called "a supper club and speakeasy with a full menu" in the Seaport Square complex. Read more.
The upper crust who shop at Neiman Marcus will soon get to sip some wine or quaff a beer as they browse the wares or get fitted
The Boston Licensing Board today approved plans by Neiman Marcus in Copley Place to start offering beer and wine to its customers, using a license it will buy from a noodle place in Brighton Center. Read more.
Board says Faneuil Hall bar not to blame for way one patron slammed another to the sidewalk outside, possibly injuring him for life
The Boston Licensing Board ruled today that J.J. Donovan's Tavern in Faneuil Hall Marketplace probably could have handled an incident involving a particularly aggressive patron on Dec. 4 better, but since he was not the one who yanked another customer to the pavement 150 or so feet away, causing possibly permanent injuries, the bar did not warrant any sanctions. Read more.
Itadaki, 269 Newbury St. in the Back Bay, could soon be replaced by Pinky's, whose lawyer told the Boston Licensing Board yesterday will specialize in "small plates and street" food "inspired by northern Spain," with some larger dishes, such as paella. Read more.
Update: Approved, on submission of a written plan on how the restaurant will handle third-party delivery vehicles.
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let Stillwater owner and chef Sarah Wade open a new restaurant at 197 North Harvard St. in Allston, using the liquor license she would buy from the owner of Our Fathers deli, which closed there in August. Read more.
Developer and restaurant owner Joey Arcari says he hopes to open a 40-seat restaurant with "full service American cuisine" in the new residential building he's building at 1121 Dorchester Ave. in Dorchester. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board today began grilling operators of new restaurants how they plan to keep their establishments from becoming street-clogging destinations for food-delivery drivers who insist on parking right out front even if that means double or even triple parking. Read more.
Boston firefighter slammed man to the sidewalk after bar scuffle neither was involved in - but took off his coat as a pillow for his victim, police, family say
A Boston firefighter who was a regular at a Faneuil Hall bar slammed a Connecticut man to the ground outside, possibly leaving him with limited mobility for the rest of his life, even though neither knew the other - or had anything to do with some scuffling that had occurred both in and just outside the bar not long before, police, bar workers and the man and his family told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.
Fancy barbecue place on Blue Hill Avenue that never actually opened could be replaced by a Dominican restaurant and function room
The Boston Licensing Board today approved plans for a proposed restaurant at 879-881 Blue Hill Ave. in Dorchester that would feature Dominican and Spanish food in a large space with 240 total seats, including in a lounge and a function room. Read more.
No matter how obnoxious an ejected bar patron gets, a doorman shouldn't just kick him in the balls, board concludes
The Boston Licensing Board today formally warned Bodega, 69 Canal St., that the correct response for a staffer being harassed by somebody who'd just been ejected is to call 911, not kick him in the crotch. Read more.
A man who says he was just chilling one night at Cavan Cafe, 1406 Hyde Park Ave. in Hyde Park, when an entire family lined up, rushed him and beat him up, leaving him with two broken eye sockets and two broken ribs on Oct. 1, police, the Cavan's bartender and the victim himself told the Boston Licensing Board this morning. Read more.
Police say they can't find the owner of a Dorchester restaurant where three were shot in an illegal after-hours club in the basement
Diustin Cruz, the owner of La Parrilla, 299 Hancock St. in Dorchester, didn't appear at a licensing hearing today on a triple shooting early on Oct. 30 in what police say was an illegal after-hours club, where customers could order an entire bottle of liquor or take puffs on a hookah until the sun came up. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board last week approved a proposal by the owners of the closed Brasserie, 560 Harrison Ave. in the South End, to re-open the place under the management of Loic Le Garrec, of Petit Robert Bistro, and under the new name of Marseille. At a hearing last week, Brasserie's attorney said the restaurant would re-open as a brasserie, but with Le Garrec's own flair.
Jamaica Plain loses another liquor license to the Seaport, for a cineplex, but one JP pub helps secure its future by buying its building
The Boston Licensing Board last week approved plans by Alamo Drafthouse Cinema to purchase the liquor license of the closed Canary Square in Jamaica Plain for the ten-screen movie complex it wants to open at 60 Seaport Blvd. - the fourth time in four years that a Seaport chain has taken a liquor license out of JP. Read more.
Laughing Monk Cafe, 737 Huntington Ave., hopes to more than double in size by taking over vacant space next door, which will let it expand into banh mi and breakfast, its attorney told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.
Board to decide if bowling after midnight is OK in South Boston or if that's more of a Dorchester idea
The Boston Licensing Board could decide tomorrow whether to let South Boston Candlepins, 543 East Broadway, extend its closing time for both bowling and drinking from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.
The Boston Licensing Board voted unanimously today to allow Lorenzo Mercado to sell a full range of alcohol products at his Punta Cana store on Belgrade Avenue at Walworth Street in Roslindale - and to change its name from Punta Cana Beer & Wine Market to Punta Cana Market. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board today approved a liquor license for Black Market Social, 2136 Washington St. in Roxbury, where Kai and Christopher Grant have already expanded their store space to hold social, arts and business events. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board today unanimously approved a request from El Jefe's Taqueria to remain open until 3 a.m. at its outlet on Commonwealth Avenue near the Agganis Arena. Read more.
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