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By adamg - 3/28/24 - 11:06 am

The Boston Licensing Board voted today for a three-day license suspension at the Silhouette Lounge, 200 Brighton Ave. in Allston, but to hold that in abeyance for six months, after BPD licensing cops found five people under 21 drinking - three of them just 19. Read more.

By adamg - 3/20/24 - 9:38 am

The Daily Free Press provides an update on the graffiti-covered eyesore of three storefronts on Brighton Avenue at Quint Avenue, boarded up since a fire in September, 2022.

The Free Press reports the owner of Amelia's Taqueria continues to pay his rent - which has actually gone up $300 since the fire, and when an ISD inspector showed up earlier this year, "the lone individual working on site fled from the inspector when questioned."

By adamg - 1/31/24 - 11:25 am

Update: Approved.

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant liquor and food-serving licenses to Jongro BBQ of New York for the space where the White Horse Tavern used to be at 116-120 Brighton Ave. in Allston. Read more.

By adamg - 1/29/24 - 4:50 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports a California chain called Baby Cafe Kitchen is opening outlets on Brighton Avenue in Allston - in that spot where the laundry place used to be - and on Beacon Street in Brookline.

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 - 11/14/23 - 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 - 11/6/23 - 9:16 pm

A fight outside the Jackson-Mann School at Cambridge Street and Brighton Avenue sent a teen to the hospital with multiple stab wounds, at least one in the lower abdomen, around 3:20 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 8/6/23 - 12:14 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Newton man after a sergeant checking in with local merchants spotted him tagging up the rear of the Happy Lamb building at Harvard and Brighton avenues around 1:45 a.m. on Friday. Read more.

By adamg - 7/29/23 - 10:03 am
Turkey and firetruck on Brighton Avenue in Allston

Teddy Kokoros watched this turkey who had obviously gotten up early to get some boba on Brighton Avenue near Harvard Avenue in Allston this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 2/22/23 - 9:18 pm
Billboard reading This Is Boston and it's in Boston

Shamus Moynihan was on Brighton Avenue today and spotted this sign over Banh Mi K (where Spike's used to be) and couldn't figure out the point of having some vaguely disaffected dude telling people they're in Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 1/24/23 - 3:04 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Roxbury man on charges he shot a man on Brighton Avenue near Harvard Avenue around 2:35 a.m. on Dec. 11. Read more.

By adamg - 12/11/22 - 10:36 pm
Brighton Avenue crime scene

Brighton Avenue crime scene. Photo by Live Boston.

Update: Suspect arrested.

Boston Police report a man was shot outside 128 Brighton Ave., near Harvard Avenue, around 2:35 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 9/13/22 - 9:28 pm
Brighton Avenue fire scene

Brighton Avenue fire scene. Photo by Chris in 02134.

Boston firefighters responded to 184 Brighton Ave., for a fire reported around 9:20 p.m. that quickly went to three alarms. Read more.

By adamg - 8/25/22 - 12:22 pm
Derek Brady

The Boston Licensing Board today rejected a proposal by Derek Brady, who owns six restaurants and bars in Boston, to buy the closed White Horse Tavern on Brighton Avenue in Allston, because his application included a statement he had no criminal record when, in fact, he does. Read more.

By adamg - 8/11/22 - 10:28 am
No more Sunset Grill mural

Brandon Bowser was walking down Brighton Avenue yesterday, looked up and went "RIP the Sunset Grill mural."

Sunset Grill closed in 2017, but its mural hung around a few more years. Compare to a similarly large mural painted over on Newbury Street.

By adamg - 8/10/22 - 11:24 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Spike's Junkyard Dogs on Brighton Avenue will serve its last dog on Sept. 24, leaving fans to ponder whether making the trip to the one last Spike's in Warwick, RI, is worth it.

By adamg - 6/30/22 - 12:31 pm

Shortly before 11:30 p.m. on March 18, a patron at Stage Karaoke on Brighton Avenue in Allston suddenly slumped to the floor, unable even to speak. Read more.

By adamg - 6/27/22 - 3:09 pm

The Mayor's Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing is considering a request from the new owners of the Silhouette Lounge, 200 Brighton Ave. in Allston, to use one of its rooms as a venue, initially for local musicians and trivia nights, but maybe to one day extend even to comedians. Read more.

By adamg - 3/16/22 - 3:53 pm

Brandon Bowser reports the Silhouette, 200 Brighton Ave. in Allston, will be re-opening at 4 p.m. on Friday. Read more.

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

Joseph Eliseo at licensing hearing.

Update: Approved.

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.

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