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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.

By adamg - 5/31/19 - 11:35 am

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved plans by Insomnia Cookies to open a warm-cookie storefront on Bromfield Street that would be open until 3 a.m. to serve downtown college students and long-term residents looking for a break from pizza and Chinese food in the witching hour. Read more.

By adamg - 5/29/19 - 11:26 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let Insomnia Cookies open a storefront on Bromfield Street from which it would deliver warm cookies to downtown residents and students up to 3 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 5/7/19 - 3:09 pm

A woman managed to get several people angry at her and then ejected from Whiskey Saigon, 116 Boylston St., early on March 9. One of them wound up beaten up by other club goers. Read more.

By adamg - 4/23/19 - 12:25 pm

A man who had just sat down for dinner at the Pour House on Boylston Street got stabbed in the lower lip when he rose to defend his friend from a guy who'd grabbed a knife off another table and lunged at them in February, the man and police told the Boston Licensing Board today.

Police and the victim described the odd events that led up to the lip lancing around 1:45 a.m. on Feb. 27: Read more.

By adamg - 4/16/19 - 11:35 am

A woman angry that two other women had locked her out of the restroom at Rincon Caribeño late one February night started an argument that a restaurant worker broke up, but then continued the dispute outside, where she smashed them in the heads with a broken glass, a police officer told the Boston Licensing Board this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 4/2/19 - 12:24 pm

A fight in which an innocent bystander got smashed in the nose with a plate got New Moon Villa on Edinboro Street called before the Boston Licensing Board this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 4/2/19 - 12:05 pm

Closing at the Cavan Cafe, 1406 Hyde Park Ave., seemed to be going normally early on Jan. 13: Sure, people kept pulling into the parking lot after 1 a.m. thinking they could get a drink even though the bar has a 1 a.m. closing time, but that's par for the course. Except this time, the cars kept coming, even as people were leaving from a large party inside. Men started bellowing at each other. And soon, fights were breaking out all over the parking lot and the two cops who initially responded had to call for reinforcements and whip out their pepper spray to try to get things under control. Read more.

By adamg - 2/26/19 - 12:39 pm

The owner of the Bell in Hand on Union Street told the Boston Licensing Board this morning he immediately fired three workers because of their role in a December incident in which two underage people were allowed to buy and drink vodka and Red Bull - right before a couple of BPD licensing detectives walked in for an inspection. Read more.

By adamg - 2/25/19 - 6:15 pm

Patrick Maguire reports the Boston Licensing Board has canceled hearings originally called for restaurants that opened their patios during the warm weather the day of the Patriots parade - and that the city is working to make it easier for restaurants with seasonal patio licenses to extend them to year round without an extra fee.

By adamg - 2/22/19 - 11:38 am

The Boston Licensing Board ruled yesterday that Chez-Vous, 11 Rhoades St. in Mattapan, was not to blame for a November incident in which the intersection of Blue Hill Avenue and Morton Street got blocked by up to 250 kids, four of whom were arrested for refusing police orders to disperse. Read more.

By adamg - 2/22/19 - 11:18 am

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday ordered the Grand, 25 Northern Ave., to close for two nights because of an incident last fall in which a manager let a table of men finish their drinks even after their server told him one of the men had grabbed her and inserted his finger in her. Read more.

By adamg - 2/19/19 - 1:53 pm
Talk It Out

On Nov. 8, the Chez-Vous skating rink - right behind the B-3 police station - opened its doors for a police-sponsored teen event that started with police officers rapping with teens about relations between the two and concluded with some free roller skating. Read more.

By adamg - 2/19/19 - 12:23 pm

When a server at the Grand on Northern Avenue reported that one of the men at a table she was hosting had grabbed her buttocks and inserted a finger in her, her manager did not call the police or even kick them out. Instead, police detectives testified today - and the club acknowledged - the man said he would give the men "another chance" and let them stay and enjoy the Grey Goose vodka they'd ordered. Read more.

By adamg - 2/12/19 - 11:52 am

A manager at Dorset Hall, 367 Neponset Ave. in Dorchester, says the restaurant has taken several steps to keep sometimes boisterous patrons from disturbing residents of nearby homes at closing time. Read more.

By adamg - 2/6/19 - 9:30 am

WFXT reports police ordered five restaurants along the parade route to shut their outdoor patios yesterday - and issued them citations - because their patios are only allowed to be open between April 1 and Nov. 1 - rolling rallies on unseasonably warm February days not excluded. Read more.

By adamg - 1/29/19 - 11:53 am

On an unscheduled inspection of the Sidebar on Bromfield Street last month, BPD Sgt. William Gallagher asked a young-looking customer with a draft beer for his ID. The man handed over a Dutch ID showing him to be over 21. But then Gallagher flexed the card - a standard step to check whether an ID is fake, because fake IDs often have cheap laminating that separates from the paper underneath when bent. Read more.

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