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By adamg - 6/8/22 - 2:54 pm
George Aboujaoude

The Boston Licensing Board today approved plans to replace the former Storyville club in the Copley Square Hotel at Exeter Street and Huntington Avenue with a restaurant aimed at what its lawyer said was "an older, more sophisticated crowd" only out to "enjoy food," not bring the house down. Read more.

By adamg - 6/8/22 - 2:24 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a proposal by former City Councilor Tito Jackson for a liquor license for a 62-seat bar and lounge on the sixth and seventh floors of 150 State St., where he is also working to bring a cannabis concern on the lower floors. Read more.

By adamg - 6/8/22 - 12:36 pm
Sillery

And there we stopped, unable to come up with a family-friend limerick to report on a Nantucket food/liquor outlet planning an outlet on Old Colony Avenue in South Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 6/7/22 - 11:28 am

Update: Licensing board finds Dillon's did nothing wrong.

A couple of Irish brothers in town for the holiday who figured they'd check out Dillon's on Boylston Street ended their night at the fire house next door nursing fresh cuts on their foreheads from where a bar regular decked them after they refused to leave for being drunken arses on St. Patrick's Day eve, police and the bar's manager told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.

By adamg - 5/26/22 - 2:35 pm

Two days after the owner of Garage on Linden Street said he was closing the place for good, following the latest round of gunfire outside, the Boston Licensing Board voted to suspend its license indefinitely. Read more.

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By adamg - 5/26/22 - 11:35 am

The Boston Licensing Board today gave jm Curley on Temple Place downtown permission to expand into the soon to be closed Wig World next door.

The bar will use the space for a 31-seat space to be called the Wig Shop Lounge, bar attorney Marci Costa told the board at a hearing yesterday.

By adamg - 5/26/22 - 11:06 am

The Boston Licensing Board today approved plans by three restaurants on Hudson Street to purchase liquor licenses from shuttered restaurants elsewhere in the city. Read more.

By adamg - 5/25/22 - 3:43 pm
Tito Jackson

Jackson at Zoomed hearing.

The Boston Licensing Board could decide tomorrow whether to let former City Councilor turned potrepreneur Tito Jackson put a 62-seat bar and lounge atop his proposed cannabis concern at 150 State St. downtown, near Faneuil Hall. Read more.

By adamg - 5/25/22 - 12:19 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let a company that already runs a mini-packie in New York's Penn Station open a similar liquor kiosk in the South Station commuter-rail waiting area. Read more.

By adamg - 5/25/22 - 10:29 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant a food-serving license to Sandra Russo, who wants to open North End Creamery at 121 Salem St. Read more.

By adamg - 5/25/22 - 9:44 am
Matov

Gunfire rang out outside Garage, 20 Linden St., early on April 20, just hours after the chairwoman of the Boston Licensing Board had given her OK for the place to re-open for the first time since a double shooting in the club parking lot last November. Read more.

By adamg - 5/24/22 - 2:25 pm

Update: Licensing board rules the bar was not at fault, finds "no violation."

A bartender at the Tavern at the End of the World, 108 Cambridge St., in Charlestown, today recounted an early morning armed robbery in which a gunman repeatedly threatened to just shoot him as they rummaged the bar for money. Read more.

By adamg - 5/12/22 - 9:57 am

The owner of a chain of local taquerias is hoping the third time's a charm with an attempt to keep one of his Boston outlets open past 2 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 5/5/22 - 1:53 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today took no action on requests by the owners of Boston Chops on Washington Street in the South End to sell their liquor license to a proposed parmigiana-based restaurant in Copley Place - and to then transfer the liquor license from their closed Boston Chops on Temple Place downtown to the Washington Street restaurant - because of a lawsuit by their Temple Place landlord. Read more.

By adamg - 5/5/22 - 11:47 am
Badawi

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a plan to replace the closed Daily Catch at the Moakley Courthouse with a bar catering to hard chargers who need to rewind with a cocktail in hand as they watch the sun go down after a long day arguing in court or creating new wonder drugs in a nearby life-sciences lab. Read more.

By adamg - 5/4/22 - 12:17 pm
Annie Le at licensing-board hearing

Annie Le makes the case for a liquor license.

As the pandemic decimated the restaurant business, Home.Stead Bakery and Cafe in Fields Corner gave up its liquor license to try to save some money. Read more.

By adamg - 5/4/22 - 11:42 am
Douglas Bacon

Douglas Bacon explains plans for new restaurant where Regina Pizzeria used to be.

Douglas Bacon, who already owns eight restaurants in Boston, is hoping to turn the former Regina Pizzeria in a historic former train depot at 353 Cambridge St. in Allston into a neighborhood restaurant and bar featuring basic American fare. Read more.

By adamg - 4/28/22 - 1:52 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today told a newly arrived pizza place in Oak Square that it would be willing to consider its request to stay open until 2 a.m. - but in another few months, to give the neighborhood a chance to see just what kind of place it really is. Read more.

By adamg - 4/27/22 - 4:58 pm

Update: Board rules all of the bars did what they could and should have and have taken steps to try to keep it from happening again, so no violations.

The Boston Licensing Board this week held hearings on four more possible cases involving tampered drinks given to women - one at a bar in an incident that was just a week after another possible drugging there. Read more.

By adamg - 4/27/22 - 2:01 pm
David Cange

David Cange first started planning his Fritay Haitian restaurant a couple of years ago. Covid-19 forced a delay, but Cange went before the Boston Licensing Board today to seek a food-serving license at 532 River St. in Mattapan Square.
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