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.