The Boston Licensing Board this week considers a request from a Newton restaurateur to turn the failed Agoros pizza place at 356 Chestnut Hill Ave. into a bar and grill.
George and Bob Kariotis want to buy the pizza place's beer and wine license to open an establishment there called the Circle.
Agoros closed in December, 2017 after racking up an impressive number of citations from both city and state regulators for serving alcohol to underage BC students. Its owners bought the beer and wine license previously used at the location by Roggie's, which the city ordered shut after its owner was convicted of trying to keep police from learning how a customer ended up near death in an alley after falling down some stairs in the bar.
The licensing board's hearings - which include other applications from across the city - begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in Room 809 in City Hall.