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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.

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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.
Read more.

By adamg - 4/27/22 - 11:48 am
McCarthy

Update: License transfer approved.

The new owners of the Kinsale Irish Pub at Center Plaza say they're hoping to re-open in four to five weeks with pretty much the same look as before, but under the new name of the Dubliner. Read more.

By adamg - 4/27/22 - 11:36 am
Frattaroli

Editor's note: Story corrected.

The Boston Licensing Board votes tomorrow on whether to formally allow North End restaurateur Philip Frattaroli formally take over as manager of the Boston Public Market's bar.

Frattaroli will oversee a bar that, like the overall market, specializes in craft beers and other drinks with New England origins.

By adamg - 4/26/22 - 11:02 am

A married couple who got off a party bus to enjoy the House of Blues one January night wound up getting the venue hauled before the Boston Licensing Board today because after they became separated, he began rummaging through a women's room - slamming a stall door into another woman's head when he kicked it open in his search for his wife. Read more.

By adamg - 4/12/22 - 12:42 pm
Alex Matov at hearing

Matov in Zoom hearing.

The owner of the shuttered Garage on Linden Street and his new manager today gave the Boston Licensing Board a re-opening plan that would include having at least seven security guards trained in "de-escalation" on duty at all times. Read more.

By adamg - 4/7/22 - 12:39 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved plans by Vee Vee, 763 Centre St., near the Monument, to add a 46-seat outdoor seasonal patio. Read more.

By adamg - 4/7/22 - 12:06 pm

At least one corner of the City that Always Sleeps is willing to accept food late into the night: The Boston Licensing Board today approved a request from Perros Paisas, 350 Bennington St. in East Boston, to stay open until 3 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 4/7/22 - 10:28 am
Joyce, Saxon and Curran

Board members Joyce, Saxon and Curran.

The Boston Licensing Board voted unanimously this morning to shut Sons of Boston on Union Street indefinitely because of the stabbing murder of Daniel Martinez on March 19 and earlier incidents that board members said proved the place was "an abject failure" in protecting the public. Read more.

By adamg - 4/6/22 - 1:22 pm

The Boston Licensing Board could decide tomorrow whether to let Bay Sweets Market, 120 Spring St. in West Roxbury, use some of its shelf space for beer and wine. Read more.

By adamg - 4/6/22 - 11:35 am
Tracy Skelly

Skelly discuses new cafe with board.

Update: Approved.

A former travel agency on South Street in Jamaica Plain could soon be reborn as a baby cafe - whose menu is focused on food and drinks suitable for babies and toddlers. Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/22 - 9:41 pm

Update: Board concluded the attack was unforeseeable and not due to anything the post did or didn't do, so no licensing violation.

The Boston Licensing Board could decide Thursday whether an American Legion post in Dorchester could have prevented a man getting punched and knocked into unconsciousness on Dec. 27, leaving him so close to death police called in the homicide unit just in case. Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/22 - 5:06 pm
Russell, Conway and Kuczynski

Russell, bar attorney Carolyn Conway and Kuczynski at hearing.

The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether the Sons of Boston on Union Street warrants any punishment for the St. Patrick's weekend stabbing that killed a visiting former Marine from Chicago and left a bouncer behind bars on a murder charge. Read more.

By adamg - 3/24/22 - 10:34 am

The Boston Licensing Board this morning granted La Neta, 255 Newbury St., permission to stay open until 1 a.m. Read more.

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