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By adamg - 10/2/19 - 1:09 pm

Dunkin' Donuts, sorry, Dunkin', goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week for a permanent license for a new outlet at 37 S. Huntington Ave. in Jamaica Plain. Read more.

By adamg - 9/19/19 - 3:37 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved the sale of the liquor license now held by Doyle's on Washington Street in Jamaica Plain to the owner of a planned Davio's in the Seaport.

By adamg - 9/18/19 - 11:27 am

The Boston Licensing Board could vote tomorrow to grant a food-serving license to a proposed boba tea outlet in East Boston's Central Square. Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/19 - 11:11 am

The Boston Licensing Board tomorrow will likely decide whether to approve a Seaport restaurant's $450,000 purchase of the liquor license now held by the venerable Doyle's on Washington Street in Jamaica Plain.

Also tomorrow, the board is scheduled to consider a request by one of the owners of the neighboring Midway Cafe to buy out the other. Read more.

By adamg - 9/17/19 - 12:50 pm

When a patron who'd been in a fight at the Harp refused to let bouncers and the manager keep him out and started getting out of hand, a bouncer took out a canister of pepper spray and got him - and one of his pals right in the face. But his aim was not quite true, so his own manager got some in his eyes as well, the manager and police told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.

By adamg - 9/17/19 - 12:33 pm

A nurse was relaxing inside B.K.'s Pub, 4272 Washington St. in Roslindale, when she went out to the pub's small courtyard and found a man just lying on the ground, not breathing, turning purple. Read more.

By adamg - 8/13/19 - 2:15 pm

Four "large" guys got into a fight inside the Cavan Cafe on Hyde Park Avenue in Hyde Park in May that left one man stabbed - and then shot at as a pal tried to rush him to the hospital - police and the Cavan's bartender told the Boston Licensing Board this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 8/9/19 - 11:11 am

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday gave Alex Pizza, 1254 Washington St., formal permission to stay open until 3 a.m.

The pizza place had asked for permission to extend its licensed closing time from midnight after being cited by police in May for staying open past midnight.

By adamg - 8/7/19 - 10:29 am

A Washington Street pizza place that has been staying open until 4 a.m. even though its license calls for a midnight closing was scheduled for two hearings before the Boston Licensing Board this week - one to answer to a citation issued by police , the other to formally ask permission to stay open to, if not 4 a.m., at least 3 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 8/6/19 - 12:29 pm

Update, 8/8: Licensing Board found club was not at fault.

Barely 15 minutes after four men paid off a doorman to let them into Society on High one March night even though the club was full to capacity and they did not meet the club dress code, they got involved in a shoving match that turned into a knife fight that sent four men to the hospital - one with injuries serious enough to have homicide detective summoned just in case - BPD detectives and the club's attorney told the Boston Licensing Board this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 7/16/19 - 12:01 pm

Managers at Bodega Canal, 69 Canal St., told the Boston Licensing Board this morning they've removed CBD-infused items - which included chorizo, guacamole and cocktails - from their menu following a visit from a BPD licensing detective. Read more.

By adamg - 7/16/19 - 11:47 am

Boston Liquors, 225-227 Cambridge St. in Allston, had the first of two hearings before the Boston Licensing Board this morning on the issue of whether a 24-hour service that delivers snacks, napkins and other convenience-store wares should be allowed to keep using its basement. Read more

By adamg - 7/16/19 - 11:29 am

After performing at the Paradise on April 18, members of Crown the Empire were walking out to their tour bus when some rando outside walked up to member Brent Taddie, asked "You wanna fight?" and then, before Taddie could answer, punched him in the right side of his head, Paradise officials and police told the Boston Licensing Board this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 7/9/19 - 11:19 pm

On a busy Saturday night in February, a new kitchen worker at Ducali Pizzeria on Causeway Street snapped while being teased by a co-worker and beat the man to the floor, where he tried to smash the guy's face into broken shards from glassware that had tumbled there during their fight, police and the family that owns the restaurant said at a hearing today. Read more.

By adamg - 7/9/19 - 2:08 pm

An Allston nightclub that has a heavy concentration of Russian-speaking customers found itself before the Boston Licensing Board for the second time in a few months because servers were leaving carafes filled with liquor - tequila and whiskey - on tables for customers to just pour by themselves. Read more.

By adamg - 6/25/19 - 1:41 pm

UPDATE: Board rules no violation, but orders bar to file written plan to ensure something like this doesn't happen again.

A worker at the White Bull Tavern on Union Street today apologized to his boss and the Boston Licensing Board for an April incident in which he was only trying to do a woman a favor. Read more.

By adamg - 6/5/19 - 11:39 am

Joseph Adamo, who has run Joe's 320 Cafe at 320 Spring St., where the Spring Street Cafe used to be, since last fall, hopes the Boston Licensing Board has a spare beer-and-wine license he could use to begin offering dinner. Read more.

By adamg - 6/5/19 - 11:04 am
Old Jacob Wirth

No more piano singalongs: Two restaurant operators are seeking to lease the old Jacob Wirth on Stuart Street and turn it into a more modern sports bar named JW's Sports Bar and Restaurant. Read more.

By adamg - 5/31/19 - 12:38 pm

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday deferred action on a proposed liquor license for the Cambria 6 West Broadway hotel now nearing completion so that the building's current owners can explain their plans for a ground-floor lounge and restaurant, second-floor function room and rooftop patio to the West Broadway Neighborhood Association. Read more.

By adamg - 5/31/19 - 11:55 am
Future home of Wolfgang's Steakhouse

Steakhouse will moove into this building.

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved plans for a New York-based chain of steakhouses to open its first Boston restaurant at One Boston Place - that hulking modernish office building at State and Washington streets across from the Old State House and the Ames Hotel. Read more.

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