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By adamg - 10/21/21 - 11:51 am

The Boston Licensing Board next week hears a proposal for a Taco Bell Cantina at 449 West Broadway in Perkins Square - a long vacant gap between two other buildings. Read more.

By adamg - 10/7/21 - 10:28 am

The Boston Licensing Board today gave restaurants in East Boston and on Beacon Hill permission to expand their beer and wine offerings to include liqueurs and the mixed drinks that can be made with them. Read more.

By adamg - 10/6/21 - 11:42 am
Joseph Eliseo in licensing hearing

Joseph Eliseo at licensing hearing.

The Boston Licensing Board could decide tomorrow whether to approve the sale of the Silhouette Lounge, 200 Brighton Ave. in Allston to an owner of a local real-estate concern - who promises to make no changes to the watering hole. Read more.

By adamg - 10/6/21 - 11:24 am

The re-birth of the historic Jacob Wirth German restaurant on Stuart Street might coincide with end of the historic Marliave French and Italian restaurant at Bosworth and Province streets. Read more.

By adamg - 10/5/21 - 11:20 am

Update: Licensing Board found the club had adequate staffing and could not have foreseen the problem, so no violation.

The owners of Macumba Latina on River Street in Mattapan say they have stopped Thursday-night events that were heavily promoted in Brockton following a July incident in which River Street was shut by knots of people throwing punches at each other. Read more.

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By adamg - 9/29/21 - 5:13 pm

A man who was involved in the mass purchase of Boston dives a few years back has filed plans with the city to re-open the seemingly dead-and-buried Jacob Wirth on Stuart Street. Read more.

By adamg - 9/29/21 - 11:35 am
Percelay

Percelay: Says he couldn't believe what he was hearing.

After listening to numerous residents of the South End's Concord Square neighborhood complain about drug dealing, people on the front steps passed out on the front steps or angrily shouting at nearby residents, broken glass and cigarette butts tossed into neighboring yards, the CEO of the company that now owns the 16-room lodging house at 44 Concord Sq. declared himself stunned - and vowed to get to the bottom of it all. Read more.

By adamg - 8/3/21 - 11:38 am

A North End resident who had been regular at Lucca, 226 Hanover St., will have to find some place else to get a late-night drink after repeatedly uttering racial epithets at two Black men who were also at the bar on June 11, the restaurant's lawyer told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.

By adamg - 7/2/21 - 6:31 pm

The Boston Licensing Board voted yesterday to grant Foodies, 230 West Broadway, the beer-and-wine license it had been denied repeatedly in recent years. Read more.

By adamg - 6/30/21 - 3:45 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant a food-serving license to a group that plans to open a grocery with a 24-seat cafe and community room at 2565 Washington St., a one-time MBTA bus yard now being transformed into a residential area. Read more.

By adamg - 6/30/21 - 2:43 pm
Victor Leon

The Boston Licensing Board could decide tomorrow whether to grant Foodies, 230 West Broadway, a beer-and-wine license after rejecting similar requests from the store in the past. Read more.

By adamg - 6/23/21 - 10:26 pm
Sandy Edgerley and Matthias Kiehm

'Quin House owner Sandy Edgerley and manager Matthias Kiehm.

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let the 'Quin House, a $25-million update of the decaying Algonquin Club at 217 Commonwealth Ave., double its licensed capacity as it nears completion of renovations that include a gym, new restaurants bars and lounges and private guest quarters, all of which, unlike the original 19th century club, will not be limited to Brahmins, but to anybody exciting enough to merit an invitation to join - with enough cash on hand for a membership. Read more.

By adamg - 6/23/21 - 3:23 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let Gopuff, a service that offers app-based delivery of convenience-store stuff from a warehouse on Dorchester Avenue in South Boston, buy the South Bay Stop & Shop's liquor license so it can start offering six packs and hardier drinks to its customers in South Boston and nearby parts of Dorchester. Read more.

By adamg - 6/2/21 - 2:54 pm
Baker in her coffeehouse

Baker testifies via Zoom from the Sugar Bowl.

The Boston Licensing Department rummages around tomorrow to see if it has any liquor licenses it can grant to Sugar Bowl Cafe, 857 Dorchester Ave., which says that if it gets one, it will re-open at night and give locals a place to go to relax rather than having to jump in a cab to get to South Boston or Lower Mills. Read more.

By adamg - 6/2/21 - 2:24 pm
Delisle at hearing

Delisle at hearing.

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let former L'Espalier chiefs Matthew Dilisle and Peter McGough open a pasta-and-wine shop at 40 Main St. in Charlestown, where customers walking home from their jobs downtown could pick up some fresh pasta and pair it with what their attorney called "finer wines and more interesting beers." Read more.

By adamg - 5/10/21 - 2:03 pm

The Boston Licensing Board voted last week to allow the newly expanded Pat's Pizza, 2254 Dorchester Ave., serve beer, wine and liqueurs , if a license from a closed restaurant shows up soon. Read more.

By adamg - 5/5/21 - 2:13 pm
Sorgini and Lohring

Distilling Sorgini and brewing Lohring.

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant the "pouring" licenses an existing distillery on Terminal Street in Charlestown and a proposed brewery as part of the Speedway project in Brighton need to open their doors to the public. Read more.

By adamg - 5/5/21 - 1:53 pm

A company that already offers delivery of both traditional boards of meats and cheeses and 21st-century charcuterie cones hopes to put down some brick-and-mortar roots soon at 83 Charles St., near Pinckney Street. Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/21 - 9:27 pm
Kelly discusses murder at licensing board hearing

Hyatt Regency attorney William Kelley discusses murder during Zoom hearing.

Managers at the Hyatt Regency downtown and the Hotel Indigo near North Station say they did everything they could to cooperate with police arriving on scene to investigate two separate murders and that the deaths were completely unpredictable and not something they could have prevented. Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/21 - 3:02 pm

Managers at the DoubleTree Suites Hotel, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., told the Boston Licensing Board today they've taken a number of steps to reduce the sorts of incidents - from shouting matches to drug dealing - that have brought Boston police officers there repeatedly over the past pandemic year. Read more.

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