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By adamg - 11/17/23 - 10:19 am
Alex Matov

Matov during Tuesday hearing.

Alex Matov, whose Garage nightclub on Linden Street in Allston was ordered shut last year after a series of violent incidents, is asking the Boston Licensing Board to let him sell the place's liquor license to a new nightclub operator, who would re-open the club and run it until Matov can gain the financing he needs to replace the building with a new apartment complex - one that might have room for a nightclub of its own. Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/23 - 11:44 am

The Boston Licensing Board today indefinitely suspended the liquor license for Crave, 128 Brighton Ave. in Allston, because its owner neither showed up nor sent anybody to represent her at a hearing this week over a growing list of problems cited by police, from violence to traffic-clogging double parking outside. Read more.

By adamg - 11/15/23 - 10:37 am

The operators of Guy Fieri's Tequila Cocina at the Hub on Causeway plan to recast the 185-seatspace to focus on American food and games patrons can play, under the name Play. Read more.

By adamg - 11/14/23 - 2:17 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today began considering what to do about Crave, 128 Brighton Ave. in Allston, which one police sergeant said used to have the best fried chicken in all Boston but which he says has turned into a trouble-causing nightclub with valet parking and often a DJ. Read more.

By adamg - 10/26/23 - 10:58 am

The Boston Licensing Board today ordered a one-day license suspension for Walsh Wine & Spirits, 388 Washington St. in Brighton Center, which police detectives cited on July 19 for selling tequila, rum and other drinks to two guys who were under 21, in the latest such incident at a place that had become popular among Boston College and Boston University students. Read more.

By adamg - 10/24/23 - 12:31 pm

Managers at restaurants in the South End and a Faneuil Hall-area hotel had to explain to the Boston Licensing Board today why they got caught with patrons chilling with unattended bottles of tequila in ice-filled buckets at their tables when neither have licenses for bottle service, but even if they did, Boston's not the sort of place where patrons are allowed to be alone with bottles of hard liquor. Read more.

By adamg - 10/24/23 - 11:54 am

The owner of the historic Bell in Hand tavern on Union Street downtown reports he fired a worker who four-letter excoriated a Boston cop who'd written him a ticket for parking his white BMW SUV in a no-parking area just outside the tavern late one August night. Read more.

By adamg - 10/5/23 - 2:03 pm

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The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved plans for a Newbury Street coffee-like shop based on a fictional New York coffeehouse whose name is a play on that of a famous New York park. Read more.

By adamg - 10/4/23 - 11:43 am

The Boston Licensing Board voted today to let Kazuhiro Aotani, who operates Boston Ramen Co. in Harvard Square, open a new ramen outlet called Sushi by Bosso Ramen Tavern at 163 Newbury St. in the Back Bay. Read more.

By adamg - 10/3/23 - 2:14 pm

The owners of Macumba Latina, 477 River St., say they've fired two bouncers who failed in their main job of watching the club's supposedly locked rear door, letting in a man who then shot two men - one a club regular - in what seemed like a planned hit early on Sept. 4. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/23 - 11:06 am

Over the objections of the Allston Civic Association, the Boston Licensing Board today approved a food-serving license with into-the-wee-hours service for an upscalish Taco Bell where Great Scott used to be at Commonwealth and Harvard avenues. Read more.

By adamg - 9/27/23 - 11:51 am
Holly Mulone

Update: Approved.

The Boston Licensing Board tomorrow decides whether to grant a food-serving licensing to Holly Mulone for her proposed Painted Plover Provisions, which would serve "fresh sodas and seltzers," made to order with fresh fruits and herbs, as well as offering up salads and gelato, and sell hand-made gifts and other items from across New England at 152-154 Liverpool St. in East Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 9/27/23 - 11:32 am
Douglas Bacon

Update: Approved.

Local restaurant operator Douglas Bacon today described his planned Hobson's Bar& Kitchen at 353 Cambridge St. in Allston as an American restaurant that will also serve pizza.
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By adamg - 9/26/23 - 2:38 pm

Update: Board rules restaurant not at fault.

A dispute over a shove inside El Jefe's Taqueria, 269 Huntington Ave. in the Fenway, early one May morning ended with a woman beaten to the ground and a man whipping out a gun and shooting up a car that had nothing to do with either the victim or any of her attackers, police and the restaurant's owner told the Boston Licensing Board this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/23 - 12:28 pm
Lina Ghantous

The Boston Licensing Board today gave Lina Ghantous permission to start selling beer and wine at her Welcome Buddy convenience store at 4196 Washington St. in Roslindale. Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/23 - 10:50 am

The Boston Licensing Board today gave Matsu Nori Handroll Bar, 900 Beacon St., the right to allow customers to bring their own beer and wine. Read more.

By adamg - 9/12/23 - 11:37 am

The Boston Licensing Board on Thursday decides whether Royale, 279 Tremont St., could have done anything to prevent rising tensions over the impending World Cup final from boiling over into a fight between two students at MIT's Sloan School to Management students that, unlike the soccer match, ended with the French victorious. Read more.

By adamg - 8/20/23 - 11:33 am

The Boston Licensing Board last week approved Niki Mitchell's application to tell fortunes at 205 Portland St. near North Station.
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By adamg - 8/17/23 - 9:30 pm

The Boston Licensing Board agreed today to give John Tyler one last chance to show he can actually run a restaurant in the Maverick Street building he and his ex-wife co-own and if he can't, it'll yank the place's liquor license and give it to somebody else. Read more.

By adamg - 8/17/23 - 12:06 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved the sale of the Pour House's liquor license to Dani’s Queer Bar, 909 Boylston St. in the Back Bay.
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