The Boston Licensing Board voted today to approve a full liquor license for Bukhara Indian Bistro, 3698 Washington St. in Forest Hills, should one somehow become available.
Board Chairwoman Kathleen Joyce said the 51-seat restaurant proved a public need for a liquor license at that location because of the explosion of residential units near the Forest Hills T station - some 650 new units are now underway or planned.
Unlike food-serving licenses, the number of liquor licenses in Boston is limited by the state legislature.
At a hearing last week, both the mayor's office and the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council supported the request by Bukhara, a few doors down from another Indian restaurant. Nobody spoke against.