The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let a Jewish-style deli open in Barry's Corner, a locale not currently associated with pastrami or Dr. Brown's Cel-Ray.
With the board's approval, the Franklin Group, which owns Tasty Burger, among other local restaurants, would open Our Father's Deli at 197 North Harvard St. with a liquor license purchased from Legal Seafood for its currently shuttered Prudential Center location.
The deli, which would be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, would serve "great pastrami and roasts and things of that nature," attorney Dennis Quilty said at a hearing this morning.
"It's our take on classic Jewish-American deli and trying to fill something we feel is a void in the city of Boston," restaurant manager Brian Reyelt added. Recent months have seen a spate of articles bemoaning the death of Jewish delis in the US.
Quilty said that the once sleepy Barry's Corner crossroads "is perhaps growing as fast as any part of the city, including the Seaport," as Harvard and private developers try to create a new neighborhood and campus on the university's vast tracts of land.
The deli would be on the first floor of a new apartment building on North Harvard at Western Avenue.
The mayor's office and city councilors Mark Ciommo and Michael Flaherty supported the proposal.