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Market with liquor proposed for Fan Pier

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant a packie license to a proposed neighborhood grocery on the first floor of the Vertex building on Northern Avenue.

Francesco Scire, who has owned the Going Bananas market on Hanover Street in the North End for 35 years, is planning a 2,745-square foot market that would sell groceries, deli meat, coffee, baked goods, produce - and, if the board approves, beer, wine and hard liquor.

His attorney, Daniel Toscano, said the grocery would be the first on Fan Pier and would be very similar to Going Bananas, only called Frank Anthony's Gourmet Market. "There's not anything of it's kind in the area," Toscano told the board at a hearing this morning.

The mayor's office and City Councilor Bill Linehan supported the proposal.

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I work at Vertex but don't live in SeaPort, and this is very much welcome. Much of the new retail space is empty. Please let this come.

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not 'fine wines and spirits'...and nips by the counter.

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But really, there is no parking here. What do they expect shoppers to carry their groceries on their heads while pedaling the Hubway bikes?

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Walk, take a bus, park in the garage below the building?

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"There's not anything of it's kind in the area,"

If your planned neighborhood doesn't even have a small grocery like Go Bananas then something's gone seriously wrong with your neighborhood planning.

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So much for that!

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