Boston Licensing Board

By - 10/16/18 - 4:19 pm

One toe over the line, sweet Jesus, and that's a potential citation.

Four InterContinental Hotel guests enjoying some wine and mixed drinks one August night decided to stroll the hotel's grounds along Fort Point Channel. But then they went too far - they walked from the hotel's granite walkways onto the bricks of the Harborwalk just as two BPD detectives were arriving for a snap inspection. Read more.

By - 10/16/18 - 11:53 am

A doorman at Centerfolds on Lagrange Street did the right thing by barring entry to three drunk guys, but did the wrong thing by shoving one of them into a car when they tried again to get in after yelling at him for 20 minutes, the club's manager told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.

By - 10/9/18 - 7:50 pm
New Licensing Board chairwoman

Mayor Walsh today appointed Kathleen Joyce as chairwoman of the Boston Licensing Board.

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By - 10/2/18 - 12:17 pm

A worker at JM Curley on Temple Place got punched to the ground in June by an angry customer who accused the bar of stealing his wallet, while a bouncer at Hennessy's of Boston found himself tumbled in a heap of people after he tried to escort a vaping customer out in August, police and bar managers told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.

By - 10/2/18 - 11:53 am

A Brookline Avenue bar say it's fired its security firm after an April incident in which two plainclothes Boston police detectives showed up for a snap inspection and one of the security workers got on the radio to announce a "Code Blue." Read more.

By - 9/18/18 - 1:15 pm

Two tables that had been trash talking each other enough to bring the manager over to see if everything was OK got more physical outside, where a member of one party sent a member of the other party to the hospital with a broken nose and a swollen forehead - in the middle of a snowstorm. Read more.

By - 9/7/18 - 3:02 pm

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved a liquor license for District 7 Tavern, which Royal C. Smith wants to open at 380 Warren St., the former home of Sonny Walker's, which closed in April.

The board granted him a "neighborhood" license for the 824-square-foot space, which means he would have to give the license back to the city rather than re-sell it should he go out of business.

By - 8/28/18 - 11:19 am

The Boston Licensing Board today gave local restaurateur Douglas Bacon a November deadline to re-open a Westland Avenue restaurant and bar he bought in 2012, closed for renovations and then never re-opened - or have the joint's liquor license taken away. Bacon said he hopes he can meet that deadline. Read more.

By - 8/27/18 - 11:32 am

The Boston Licensing Board has ruled the House of Blues kept control of the situation when moshers began bouncing against each other a little too hard at a June 1 concert. Read more.

By - 8/21/18 - 12:08 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether the House of Blues deserves any sort of punishment for a mosh pit on that police said this close to becoming something worse at a June 1 rap concert. Read more.

By - 8/21/18 - 11:37 am

A man who was upset to be asked to leave El Diamante Billiards at 71 Meridian St. after a bouncer watched him pass a small plastic bag filled with white powder to another patron responded by getting into two fights with the bouncer, during one of which he bit down hard on the bouncer's cheek, police and the bouncer said today. Read more.

By - 8/8/18 - 11:16 am

The Boston Licensing Board next week considers a request from the owner of the now shuttered Drinking Fountain on Washington Street to sell her liquor license to Pink Taco, a totally not suggestively named Los Angeles chain that plans to open up at 374 Congress St. Read more.

By - 8/7/18 - 11:30 am

A clerk at O'Brien's Liquors on Dorchester Avenue in Ashmont didn't look up from his phone or ask for ID as a guy handed him money for four six-packs of Twisted Tea - but quickly learned the guy was just 16 after he came back inside with BPD drug-unit officers, who'd just busted him and three of his teen friends in the store parking lot. Read more.

By - 7/25/18 - 10:43 am

A group of real-estate investors who recently bought Mary Ann's in Cleveland Circle, the Beacon Hill Pub and the Tam in the Theater District told the Boston Licensing Board today that the only changes they will make to the watering holes is to hire new managers - including one better known for running more upscale eateries in JP. Read more.

By - 7/13/18 - 11:39 pm

TsuruTonTan, a Japanese chain that specializes in udon noodle dishes, is looking to open at the Hotel Commonwealth, 500 Commonwealth Ave. in Kenmore Square. Read more.

By - 6/15/18 - 12:24 pm

The Boston Licensing Board voted yesterday to issue a warning to the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority over an incident at the Pax East show in April in which security guards locked a front entrance at the South Boston convention center to funnel attendees into metal-detector lines. Read more.

By - 6/12/18 - 11:17 am

A front door that security officials at the South Boston convention center locked to better secure the facility during the Pax East show in April got the convention-center authority hauled before the Boston Licensing Board today because police said it would have impeded people getting out in an emergency. Read more.

By - 6/8/18 - 11:34 am

The Boston Licensing Board voted yesterday to roll back the closing time at three liquor-serving establishments in East Boston's Central Square from 2 a.m. to 1 a.m. because of repeated closing-time problems that have included fights and robberies that police said were cause in large part by people rolling into the area for last call after the bars close at 1 in Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop. Read more.

By - 6/5/18 - 3:53 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether to roll back closing time from 2 a.m. to 1 a.m. for Bohemios and Billares Colombia on Bennington Street and La Gran Manzana, Central Square, after a hearing today at which A-7 Capt. Kelley McCormick and Sgt. Tlaloc Cutroneo testified they are fed up with babysitting an area that for two hours every night fills up with drinkers stumbling around, getting into fights, getting mugged, urinating in a parking lot and just generally causing a ruckus that is a headache for residents of the dense area. Read more.

By - 6/5/18 - 3:04 pm

While the rest of Boston is busy earning its reputation as the City that Always Sleeps overnight, patrons at the South Street Diner on Kneeland Street get their bill when they're served their food. It helps owner Sol Sidell turn over the seats in the small eatery and prevents dine-and-dashing. Read more.