The Boston Licensing Board today gave restaurants in East Boston and on Beacon Hill permission to expand their beer and wine offerings to include liqueurs and the mixed drinks that can be made with them. Read more.
A company that already offers delivery of both traditional boards of meats and cheeses and 21st-century charcuterie cones hopes to put down some brick-and-mortar roots soon at 83 Charles St., near Pinckney Street. Read more.
The Zoning Board of Appeal this week granted the owners of the Beacon Hill Pub on Charles Street for a rear addition that will let them add three new apartments to the six that already sit in the building. Read more.
Gary Waldeck shows us the new striping on Charles Street between the Common and the Public Garden for a bike lane, a buffer lane and new parking spots, wonders when drivers will figure it out and start parking where they're supposed to. Read more.
The driver of a pickup truck slammed into a granite pillar along the edge of the Public Garden at Boylston and Charles streets around 4:30 p.m., seriously injuring somebody who was walking there at the time and doing major damage to the truck and the pillar. Read more.
The Boston Fire Department reports no injuries after a two-alarm fire broke out around 7:30 a.m. at 98 Charles St., at Pinckney Street. Firefighters had to rescue some residents via ladders thrown up against the five-story building.
Beacon Hill Wine/Spirits/Gourmet, 63 Charles St., posted these fuzzy surveillance photos of the person they say threw a brick through its window between 3:30 and 4 a.m. - and is asking neighboring store owners and residents if they might have cameras that got a better shot of the guy: Read more.
A roving UHub photographer captured the scene this afternoon. OK, no, we have no idea when these folks got their croquet set. On the one hand, it's almost charming, and we're hope the holes they left in the grass of the Public Garden did no permanent damage. On the other hand: Jesus, have you guys not seen the news for the last month?
The Beacon Hill Times reports on one Beacon Hill resident's plans to turn the now shuttered restaurant on Charles Street into a cafe on the first floor and a bookstore on the second and third floors. Read more.
The Beacon Hill Times reports that the group that bought several dive bars last year is now planning to turn the Beacon Hill Pub into the sort of high-end dining spot the nobs of Beacon Hill have come to expect. They're working with the former owner of Lala Rokh to find a suitable operator - and are also looking to convert the apartments in the building into "executive suites" for business people in Boston for awhile.
Shamus Moynihan reports these signs lined Charles Street tonight, no doubt industriously placed there by the proprietors' loyal manservants, who seem to have been unaware that the signs seem to indicate the Proprietors are actually ordering people to plunge to the ground.
A group that includes apartment developers Fred Starikov and Steve Whalen of City Realty yesterday bought the buildings housing Mary Ann's on Beacon Street in Cleveland Circle, the Tam on Tremont Street in the Theater District and the Beacon Hill Pub on Charles Street. Read more.