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By adamg - 7/2/21 - 6:31 pm

The Boston Licensing Board voted yesterday to grant Foodies, 230 West Broadway, the beer-and-wine license it had been denied repeatedly in recent years. Read more.

By adamg - 6/30/21 - 3:45 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant a food-serving license to a group that plans to open a grocery with a 24-seat cafe and community room at 2565 Washington St., a one-time MBTA bus yard now being transformed into a residential area. Read more.

By adamg - 6/30/21 - 2:43 pm
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The Boston Licensing Board could decide tomorrow whether to grant Foodies, 230 West Broadway, a beer-and-wine license after rejecting similar requests from the store in the past. Read more.

By adamg - 6/23/21 - 10:26 pm
Sandy Edgerley and Matthias Kiehm

'Quin House owner Sandy Edgerley and manager Matthias Kiehm.

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let the 'Quin House, a $25-million update of the decaying Algonquin Club at 217 Commonwealth Ave., double its licensed capacity as it nears completion of renovations that include a gym, new restaurants bars and lounges and private guest quarters, all of which, unlike the original 19th century club, will not be limited to Brahmins, but to anybody exciting enough to merit an invitation to join - with enough cash on hand for a membership. Read more.

By adamg - 6/23/21 - 3:23 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let Gopuff, a service that offers app-based delivery of convenience-store stuff from a warehouse on Dorchester Avenue in South Boston, buy the South Bay Stop & Shop's liquor license so it can start offering six packs and hardier drinks to its customers in South Boston and nearby parts of Dorchester. Read more.

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By adamg - 6/2/21 - 2:54 pm
Baker in her coffeehouse

Baker testifies via Zoom from the Sugar Bowl.

The Boston Licensing Department rummages around tomorrow to see if it has any liquor licenses it can grant to Sugar Bowl Cafe, 857 Dorchester Ave., which says that if it gets one, it will re-open at night and give locals a place to go to relax rather than having to jump in a cab to get to South Boston or Lower Mills. Read more.

By adamg - 6/2/21 - 2:24 pm
Delisle at hearing

Delisle at hearing.

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let former L'Espalier chiefs Matthew Dilisle and Peter McGough open a pasta-and-wine shop at 40 Main St. in Charlestown, where customers walking home from their jobs downtown could pick up some fresh pasta and pair it with what their attorney called "finer wines and more interesting beers." Read more.

By adamg - 5/10/21 - 2:03 pm

The Boston Licensing Board voted last week to allow the newly expanded Pat's Pizza, 2254 Dorchester Ave., serve beer, wine and liqueurs , if a license from a closed restaurant shows up soon. Read more.

By adamg - 5/5/21 - 2:13 pm
Sorgini and Lohring

Distilling Sorgini and brewing Lohring.

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant the "pouring" licenses an existing distillery on Terminal Street in Charlestown and a proposed brewery as part of the Speedway project in Brighton need to open their doors to the public. Read more.

By adamg - 5/5/21 - 1:53 pm

A company that already offers delivery of both traditional boards of meats and cheeses and 21st-century charcuterie cones hopes to put down some brick-and-mortar roots soon at 83 Charles St., near Pinckney Street. Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/21 - 9:27 pm
Kelly discusses murder at licensing board hearing

Hyatt Regency attorney William Kelley discusses murder during Zoom hearing.

Managers at the Hyatt Regency downtown and the Hotel Indigo near North Station say they did everything they could to cooperate with police arriving on scene to investigate two separate murders and that the deaths were completely unpredictable and not something they could have prevented. Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/21 - 3:02 pm

Managers at the DoubleTree Suites Hotel, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., told the Boston Licensing Board today they've taken a number of steps to reduce the sorts of incidents - from shouting matches to drug dealing - that have brought Boston police officers there repeatedly over the past pandemic year. Read more.

By adamg - 3/29/21 - 11:17 am

The Boston Licensing Board today suspended the liquor license for Macumba Latina, 477 River St., after BPD detectives found a long line outside and lots of people without masks inside, as well as a DJ, last night - all violations of state and city Covid-19 regulations. Read more.

By adamg - 3/13/21 - 8:10 pm

Although the mayor's office announced yesterday that Boston restaurants could begin serving at tables set up on public sidewalks and parking spaces on March 22, the Boston Licensing Board announced today that North End restaurants will have to wait until April 1. Read more.

By adamg - 3/3/21 - 1:42 pm
Babushka customers support vodka bid

Babushka customers take break from shopping to support vodka bid.

Babushka Deli, 62 Washington St., has asked the Boston Licensing Board for permission to add specialty Russian vodkas to its existing beer and wine, in response, it says, to requests from the many Russian-Americans who live in an apartment complex behind the shop. Read more.

By adamg - 3/1/21 - 11:35 am

The Boston Licensing Board today issued a warning to West on Centre for a Republican buffet breakfast last month that violated several of the state's and city's Covid-19 regulations, including maskless attendees wandering around as they sampled a buffet before crowding together at tables as speakers regaled them while standing at a microphone. Read more.

By adamg - 2/27/21 - 10:38 am

The Boston Licensing Board concluded this week that the Hyatt Regency on Avenue de Lafayette was not to blame for two incidents in which men were robbed in hotel rooms. Read more.

By adamg - 2/24/21 - 3:37 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let the owner of a Roslindale restaurant that specializes in shaken seafood in a bag expand into Dorchester by taking over a Vietnamese seafood place on Dorchester Avenue that closed due to Covid-19 last year. Read more.

By adamg - 2/24/21 - 3:19 pm
Paul Marino making his case

Marino makes his case.

Update: Request granted by the board.

The owner of Marino's Market on VFW Parkway, next to Al Wadi on VFW Parkway, finds out tomorrow if the Boston Licensing Board will let him expand his current beer and wine offerings to harder beverages. Read more.

By adamg - 2/24/21 - 3:00 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let the owners of Lala Rokh, which closed in 2018, sell their 97 Mt. Vernon St. location and its liquor license to Kristin Jenkins, an antiques dealer who hopes to open a "neighborhood American bistro." Read more.

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