The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority's Lawn on D wants to add wine and beer - it finds out tomorrow if the Boston Licensing Board has any spare licenses lying around to make it happen.
Rebel Restaurants, which has an authority contract to sell food at the D Street park, told the board at a hearing this morning it would add beer and wine sales to its existing food tent on the south lawn. Currently, you can only buy adult beverages at the park during special or private events; an overall beer-and-wine license would let Rebel extend that to 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Thursday through Sunday.
The company, which pays the authority 15% of its sales as rent, says it would use a wristband system and tent patrols by security guards to ensure only people of the right age get their hands on the drinks.
The proposal was backed by Mayor Walsh and City Councilors Michelle Wu and Michael Flaherty.