The Boston Licensing Board could decide tomorrow whether to grant Virginia Schubert permission to re-open the Birch Street Bistro in Roslindale Square as Midnight Morning, and, if so, whether it also has any full-alcohol licenses for new restaurant.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Schubert, a Jamaica Plain resident, plans to keep her operation similar to that of the bistro, with 104 indoor seats and 30 seats on a seasonal patio. The bistro closed this past weekend.
Schubert proposed hours of 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
A neighborhood liaison with the city Office of Neighborhood Services said that at a recent abutter's meeting, people spoke only in support. At a licensing hearing on the proposal today, Roslindale Village Main Street Vice President Anthony Giordano praised Schubert's plan to keep one of the square's oldest restaurant spaces running.