Rachel Lazar went before the Boston Licensing Board today asking permission to open an 18-seat daytime restaurant at 383 Dorchester Ave. that will be available as a meeting space in the evening.
Her Cannonball Cafe will feature "healthier options than what exists in the area" currently, her attorney, Tom Miller, said. That stretch of Dorchester Avenue is transitioning from industrial and commercial space to residential.
Miller said Cannonball Cafe will serve breakfast and lunch items between 7 and 3 p.m., but is seeking a closing time of 10 p.m. so that it can be used for community meetings and the like, Miller said.
The board decides whether to grant the required food-serving license at a meeting tomorrow.
Both the mayor's office and City Councilor Ed Flynn supported the proposal.